Police: Fight over tamales leads to arrest
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By Joshua Sharpe

jsharpe@cherokeetribune.com

Police say a shared love of traditional Mexican cuisine led to a Woodstock man cutting his roommate over a plate of hot tamales Tuesday morning.

Adonies Marco-Sanchez, 36, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Tuesday after he and his roommate had a fight about the tamales, a traditional Mexican dish made of seasoned meat wrapped in dough and stuffed in a cornhusk, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies went to the trailer the two men share on the 1400 block of Dupree Road at about 1 a.m. and found Marco-Sanchez’s roommate, Filemon Antulio Mendez-Gabriel, 30, in need of medical attention, according to the police report.

During the fight for the fare, Baker said “Sanchez cut the victim in the forearm,” leaving about a two-inch cut.

Mendez-Gabriel was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta to be treated for the injury, which was not life-threatening. He was treated and released, Baker said.

Baker said Marco-Sanchez was charged with aggravated assault and also was charged with obstruction after he resisted arrest.

He remains in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, Baker said.

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