The owner of a popular jewlery business in Crabapple was killed July 6 during what Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators are calling a "domestic argument."Capt. Ron Hunton, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said Thomas L. "T. Lynn" White, 66, of Holly Springs was run over at his New Light Road home by his girlfriend's Chevrolet truck. Investigators said White and Melissa Houston, 38, of Woodstock had been having an argument during which the victim threw a brick through Houston's side passenger window.Houston continued to leave, at which point she struck White with the vehicle, said Hunton. Police were called to the home around 3 p.m.White was taken to Cherokee Northside Hostpial, where he was pronounced dead.
No charges have yet been filed against Houston, pending the outcome of a blood test and ongoing investigation.Hunton said White had previous domestic problems with Houston, including a 2005 battery charge for which he received a pro-bated sentence."Their relationship was somewhat troubled, I guess you could say," said Hunton. "He never stopped seeing her."
White was best known as the owner and proprietor of T. Lynn jewelry, a popular business that had recently moved from down-town Alpharetta, its location for a decade, to Crabapple.