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Two arrested in retaliatory attack
Authorities: Suspects reclaimed stolen money from man
Sean Kinney

Authorities say an assault and home invasion at a residence in east Forsyth was an act of retaliation.


Two suspects — Sean Michael Kinney, 27, and Jodie Marie Davis, 22, both of 1430 Lakeside Trail — were arrested Monday, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.


Each has been charged with one count each of armed robbery and aggravated assault.


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Investigator Jason Soles said the couple broke into a home on Barbara Lane, off Nuckolls Road, early Monday morning while the resident was asleep on a couch.


Soles said Kinney and Davis physically assaulted the man, David L. Geary, and demanded a large amount of money.


After about an hour, Geary told the couple where the money was and played dead in the hopes they would leave him alone, according to Soles.


At that point, he was tied up with shoelaces and had a plastic bag placed over his head.


Soles said Geary had also been cut several times with a knife and had been hit in the head with an unidentified object.


After the couple left, Soles said, Geary freed himself and ran to a neighbor’s house to call authorities.


Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Whirlow said the warrants unit and investigators tracked Kinney and Davis later that day to a DeKalb County business, where they unsuccessfully attempted to run away from authorities.


Whirlow said Geary had allegedly taken the large sum of money from the couple.


“They retaliated by assaulting him and stealing the money back,” Whirlow said.


During the course of their investigation, authorities discovered that Geary was wanted in connection with a burglary in Sandy Springs.


He was turned over to the Sandy Springs Police Department on Monday after he was released from North Fulton Hospital.