Marietta Every day Journal service Gideon Alawine died early April 3 in a wreck on Macland Highway involving a drunk driver, in accordance with police.
Police have arrested Thomas W. Thompson, 40, of Powder Springs, in accordance with Cobb Police Chief Tim Cox. Thompson was charged with murder by car within the first diploma and tampering with proof, each felonies. He was additionally charged with following too intently, rushing, driving beneath the affect and having an open container, all misdemeanors.
The wreck occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, April 3, on Macland Highway, west of McEachern Manor, in accordance with Cox.
Glenn Galmish, Alawine’s supervisor, stated Alawine was his “go-to man.”
“He’d do something for anyone,” Galmish stated. “He was at all times operating further routes for guys who had been out sick or one thing like that and by no means wanting something in return. … He’s simply an easygoing man. Light large.”
Initially from Seattle, Alawine labored as a welder on skyscrapers in New York and Florida earlier than transferring to Georgia and becoming a member of the Journal’s mother or father firm, Occasions Journal, Inc., Galmish stated.
Alawine delivered Neighbor newspapers, metro Atlanta weeklies owned by Occasions Journal, Inc., for a minimum of 9 years, Galmish stated. He had been delivering the Marietta Every day Journal for a number of months.
His spouse, Essie, would put together papers for him to ship, Galmish stated. Saturday morning, involved Alawine hadn’t returned from delivering the papers, she went on the lookout for him, driving alongside his route and proper previous the situation of the wreck earlier than she acquired a name from Cobb police, Galmish stated.