Sunday, April 19, 2009

Roswell man kills mother of his kids

Another Georgia woman was killed by her abuser this weekend.

Calvin Meyers, 37, apparently rammed his car into the front of the townhome he shared with 40-year-old Minka R. Grogan, before bashing Grogan over the head with landscaping rock, police said.

Meyers was being charged with two counts of aggravated assault late Saturday night, Roswell police spokesman Lt. James McGee said, but more charges are pending.

Meyers is the father of two of Grogan’s four children, McGee said.

Police received a report of a disturbance on Streamside Drive around 1:30 p.m., and arrived to find Grogan dead in front of her next-door neighbor’s home, a car crashed into the front of her townhome, and Meyers barricaded in the apartment.

An unnamed friend of Grogan, who told police he was there to mow her lawn and was upstairs showering, came out when he heard the car crashing downstairs, McGee said.

After attacking Grogan, police said Meyers went after the friend with a butcher knife. The friend ran back upstairs and locked himself in the bathroom, police said.

A SWAT team was called in as the suspect hurled TVs, musical instruments and toys out the window at police, McGee said.

During the commotion, the friend escaped from the townhome, police said.

Police remained on the scene for several hours, McGee said. A negotiator eventually reached Meyers’ sister, who talked him into surrendering himself.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Grogan family, especially to her children.

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