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Lithonia man indicted in stalking case

Police said a Lithonia man violated a restraining order in March when he broke into his ex-wife's home and stabbed a man living there, in front of three young children.

David Maddox, Jr., 34, was indicted in Clayton County Superior Court on charges of burglary with intent to commit aggravated assault, aggravated assault, three counts of cruelty to children, and aggravated stalking.

The indictment alleges that Maddox broke into his ex-wife's home, in Morrow, stabbed a man, breaking the blade of the knife off in his left shoulder, and cutting him on the right forearm.

Clayton County court records show that Maddox's ex-wife, Ebony Williams, had a temporary protective order against him in DeKalb County, because he called her 22 times in an hour-and-a-half last year. When Williams refused to talk to him, the warrant alleges, Maddox got a police officer to escort him to her house using the ruse of needing to have a gas can filled.

He was charged with stalking and harassing phone calls. The stalking charge was dropped when Maddox pleaded no contest to harassing phone calls, and was put on probation. Maddox was also serving probation for being an habitual violator, court records show.

• In another matter, an Ellenwood man has been indicted in an apparent act of revenge.

Deandre Shenard Hart, 18, is in the Clayton County Jail after his probation was revoked Monday in a separate case.

The indictment and arrest warrant allege that Hart broke into rental property in Forest Park owned by Patrick Dennis, because he was angry at Dennis' son. Hart reportedly told police that the son refused to pay him $80 for cutting grass at the property.

Police said Hart told them he glued shut the refrigerator and cabinets inside the house, put paper inside light fixtures, destroyed the carpet and put holes in the walls to get even with the man's son. Dennis said the damage exceeded $3,500.

• Also, alleged gang members were indicted for reportedly beating up two girls in March. Clayton County court records show that Dereka Anita Morris, 17, and Qwenten Allen Williams, 19, are charged with participating in gang activity while committing the offense of battery.

Police allege that the two beat and kicked Dymond Dye and Ashley Gie. Police said Morris and Williams were throwing gang signs during the alleged beating.

The pair have bonded out of the Clayton County Jail on the condition that they stay away from the alleged victims and their families. Williams is also on bond in a separate burglary case.