Clayton police arrest suspicious teens

Two Forest Park teenagers told a Clayton County magistrate judge, Wednesday afternoon, they are unable to post bond on charges involving suspicious activity.

David Dawayne Elkins, 18, and Fred Otis Manning, 17, are charged with loitering, wearing masks, and walking in the roadway. Warrants issued to Clayton County police allege that the two ran from the Hendricks Drive area when officers arrived in response to a robbery call.

Police said the two were almost hit by a patrol car responding to the scene. The warrants make note of the fact that neither teenager lives in the area. Jail records show the two to be neighbors in Forest Park.

Elkins was arrested at least twice in Clayton County last year. According to court records, he was charged in August 2010 with criminal trespass, curfew violation and being a minor in possession of tobacco.

Before his August case came to court, Elkins was arrested in September 2010 on theft by receiving stolen property charges.

He pleaded no contest in October 2010 to the August charges and was sentenced to 12 months, with 60 days to serve in jail. The rest of his sentence was suspended upon payment of a fine.

The two made a first appearance in front of Magistrate Betrice Scott. They both told Scott they are unable to post a $5,000 bond. If they are released on bond, Scott told them, they are to stay away from Hendricks Drive and the Victory Lane Apartments until the case is completed.