COVINGTON, Ga. - After reports of attempted fraudulent purchases at Walmart, a Conyers man went down swinging and faces multiple charges, including felony obstruction.
According to the Covington Police Department incident report, Officer Pokey Daniels was advised by Walmart Lost Prevention that a customer was attempting to make fraudulent purchases and an argument started with Walmart staff.
As Officer Daniels attempted to talk to the customer, Desmond George Barcolleh began to argue and yell. He then provided Daniels with false identification information.
"I then attempted to place Mr. Barcolleh's hands behind his back to be handcuffed and that is when he attempted to flee and a fight ensued," Daniels reported. "Mr. Barcolleh had to be assisted onto the ground and held down by the waist and neck area until I could gain control and back up arrived."
Barcolleh was transported to the Newton County Jail and faces charges of giving false name/address/birthdate to law enforcement officer and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.