Man arrested in BB gun road rage incident
A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license and making terroristic threats after he pulled a BB gun on another driver during a road rage incident on Brown Bridge Road.
Last Saturday, July 11, 22-year-old Jerry David Ervin Jr. stopped while driving and confronted the man behind him, Camillo Dasilva, for driving too close, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. Ervin then threatened Dasilva verbally, went to his vehicle, and returned with a firearm, which was later discovered to be a BB gun.
Dasilva followed Ervin to a residence on Fieldstone Lane in Covington and called the Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they found that Ervin’s license was suspended. He was arrested.
In a separate incident on Friday, July 10, 42-year-old Eric Elijah Thomas was stabbed at a residence on Baker Road in Oxford after an apparent argument over a debt.
Thomas was treated on the scene by para- medics for a superficial injury on his back, but refused to cooperate with deputies by revealing his attacker. He also refused to press charges or seek further medical treatment. GBI asks public's help in stolen check case
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is asking for the public's help identifying suspects who have been cashing stolen checks around the metro Atlanta area.
The GBI is assisting the Harnett County Sheriff's Office in Lillington, North Carolina concerning stolen checks that were deposited or cashed at several Bank of America locations in Fulton and Clayton counties.
The checks appear to be stolen from a person in North Carolina who had ordered new checks but never received them. The total amount stolen when the checks were deposited/cashed in March of 2014 is nearly $15,000. It appears the stolen checks were cashed using stolen account information of other individuals living the Atlanta area.
The GBI is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the individuals in the attached photographs. The photographs were collected from banks in the Metro Atlanta area. If anyone can identify the individuals, please contact the GBI Atlanta Office at 770388-5019.
Movie viewer sexually assaulted
A Walton County teen is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a movie-goer in Conyers.
Walton County resident Saleh Mercer, 19, was arrested Thursday for the incident that occurred around 4 p.m. on July 2 when the 17-year-old victim and her mother went to Carmike Cinemas, 1536 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, to see the newly released Magic Mike XXL.
According to the police report, the girl exited the movie theater while previews were showing to go to the restroom. As she exited the theater, she noticed a "tall, slender" man, Mercer, standing near the door to the theater.
When she returned from the restroom, the man was still standing near the theater door.
"As (the victim) passed, the male stepped in behind he, placed his left hand over her mouth, then placed his right hand in her pants, sticking one of his fingers inside of vagina," the Conyers Police (CPD) officer wrote in the report. "(The victim said that she tried to scream and break free, and the suspect told her to, ‘shut up,' and ‘calm down.'"
The man then released, according to the report, and the victim walked back to her sit without looking back because she was "so scared."
She immediately told her mother about what just took place and she called the police.
Officers were able to spot the teen's attacker just moments before the incident occurred via surveillance video. They saw the man described by the victim enter the theater, and "a minute or two later," he exits the theater and then leaves Carmike Cinemas.
With this evidence, CPD was able to obtain an arrest warrant for the man identified as Mercer. He is currently in the Rockdale County Jail and being charged with aggravated sexual assault.