Athens hotel guest assaulted in armed robbery attempt

Updated: Apr 23

Hampton Inn at 2220 W. Broad St. Athens

By Joe Johnson

A South Carolina man who had been in the area on business was assaulted early Tuesday morning after he stopped at westside Athens hotel to spend the night before driving back home, an Athens-Clarke County police official said.

The incident occurred at Hampton Inn on West Broad Street, according to Lt. Shaun Barnett, ACCPD's public information officer.