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Fugitive falls through attic during arrest

A man fell through an attic Thursday morning while hiding from Clayton County Sheriff's Fugitive and Investigative Unit deputies trying to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp said Justin Leonard Price, 30, was wanted for aggravated assault and battery under the Family Violence Act in an Aug. 26 incident in Jonesboro. When deputies with the fugitive unit went to the Rex home to arrest Price, he refused to come to the door and hid in the attic, said Crisp.

Price fell through and was arrested. He was not seriously injured and is being held in the Clayton County Jail. Crisp said Price is accused of holding several people at gun point and then throwing a flat screen television on one of them, injuring that person.

Also Thursday morning, the unit caught up with Reginald Dewaun Ivory, 31, of Jonesboro. Crisp said Ivory refused to open the door to deputies but was taken into custody without further incident.

Crisp said Ivory is charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and drug violations. Police said Ivory put a firearm to a victim's neck April 1 during an illegal drug transaction. Ivory then allegedly took $830 in cash and the victim's cell phone. He is being held in the Clayton County Jail.

-- Kathy Jefcoats