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Clayton police arrest teens in burglary

Clayton County police said a pair of teenagers went up into an attic to break into apartments inside a College Park unit.

Lt. Christopher Windley said someone called 911 Monday about 12:15 p.m. to report seeing two suspects kicking in the side door of a North Castlegate Drive apartment building. Police said they found the two hiding in the attic of two units where they were breaking down separating walls to gain entry.

Cordell Tyran Re’Chard Johnson, 18, and Kevondric Bodachus Davis, 17, both from College Park, are being held in the Clayton County Jail. According to Clayton Magistrate Court records, Johnson is charged with burglary, criminal damage to property in the second degree and obstruction of an officer. He is being held on $33,000 bond.

Davis is charged with burglary, obstruction of an officer and criminal trespass. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

Windley said the two were arrested through the efforts of the department’s Community-Oriented Policing Services, known as COPS.

“Through COPS, the citizens of Clayton County are calling 911 when they see anything that is suspicious in their neighborhoods,” said Windley. “This has proven to be an effective tool in crime prevention in Clayton County.”

Davis and Johnson made their first appearances Tuesday in Clayton Magistrate Court. They are due back in court March 13 for a preliminary hearing if they are unable to post bond and get released from jail. They are being represented by the Clayton County Public Defenders Office.