Police seek man charged with punching Augusta teen

Authorities are searching for a man accused of punching a 14-year-old boy on Sunday.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office will charge Gabriel Galen Golatt of Augusta with simple battery, according to police.

Investigators believe Golatt got in an argument with a woman at the Augusta Lodge in the 1500 block of Gordon Highway around noon Sunday, according to an incident report. The woman has reported Golatt to hotel management on several occassions for suspected drug activity, according to the report.

The woman told deputies her son intervened and told Golatt not to speak to his mother that way. The suspect then punched the boy in his right eye, witnesses said.

Golatt, who is known as "Weed Man," left the scene in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix. He is described as a black man about 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 165 pounds.  



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