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Facebook post argument leads to arrest

An argument over a Facebook posting led to the arrest of a Conyers man last week.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department, Jerris D. Cross, 36, of 1205 Iris Glen Drive, was arrested at his residence and charged with possession of cocaine with intent distribute on Friday, July 6.

Cross allegedly got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend’s mother after the mother came to the apartment to confront her daughter over a message posted on Facebook.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office incident report, Cross told the mother that her daughter was not home and then the two began to argue. The mother reportedly told him she was tired of her daughter having to support him.

After Cross allegedly told her he was a “hustler” and made money selling dope, the woman then called the authorities.

Before deputies arrived Cross reportedly walked into the apartment and came out concealing something in his pocket then walked around the back of the apartment building.

Upon arrival deputies searched the premises and located a white tube sock on the roof of the building. The sock allegedly contained approximately 40 small bags containing cocaine.

Cross initially resisted arrest and reportedly asked the deputies to “drop the whole thing” and said “you must be kidding.”

According to the incident report, after Cross was arrested the daughter arrived at the residence and screamed at her mother.