Boy suspended for knife

By Ed Brock

A second-grade student at River's Edge Elementary School was suspended after teachers found a pocketknife in his possession.

Another student also told police and teachers that the boy had told him "I'm going to cut you," but did not show or threaten him with the knife.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Clayton County police report. The blade of the knife was 1? inches long.

The boy told police and school administrators that he got the knife from his uncle, he didn't know why he brought it to school and he realized it was wrong to do so. He denied threatening the other student. There were no witnesses to that threat.

No charges were made in the case.

Man denies

knowledge of cocaine, stolen car

A Morrow man told police he was robbed at gunpoint in his backyard while selling a car with a friend of his brother.

Then he denied all knowledge of the stolen car and brick of cocaine found in his garage after the incident.

Troy Desha Davis, 39, told Clayton County police Officer Michael Porter that around 10:30 p.m. Thursday he was in a shed in the backyard of his house on Maddox Road with his brother's friend when he saw two men, one carrying a bag, come into his yard. The men approached and drew handguns.

One of the men hit Davis on the back of the head with a gun and knocked him down, then put duct tape on his hands, eyes and mouth. They hit him, pressed the gun to his head and told him not to move while demanding that his brother's friend, who was not identified, to "give it up."

The men took $80 from Davis but ran away when Davis' daughter came outside, saw what was happening, and screamed. After freeing himself from the duct tape Davis ran inside his house, comforted his family, then ran out the front door to see one of the suspects getting into a black Chevrolet Silverado with silver rims. The truck was stuck in Davis' front yard for a while but the suspects eventually got away.

Davis got into his car and tried to chase the men. While he was gone Porter went into the shed and found pieces of duct tape on the floor. He also found the brick of cocaine, wrapped in duct tape but with an X cut into the tape and the tape pulled back.

There were pieces of duct tape stuck to the hood of the vehicle in the shed "as if it were to be used to reseal the brick," according to Porter. The steering wheel column on the vehicle was broken and a check of its vehicle identification number showed that it was stolen.

When Davis returned Porter asked him about the cocaine and the stolen car but and Davis said he knew nothing about them.

Public Safety is a regular feature of the News Daily. Reporter Ed Brock compiles it. To contact him, call (770) 478-5753 ext. 254 or e-mail to ebrock@news-daily.com.