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Fight with knife over dog droppings
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A Conyers man was recently arrested for allegedly threatening his stepson with a butcher knife and attempting to hit him with a car during an argument.

Horace Rocklin Shelton, 41, of 306 Morris Drive, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault for the Jan. 25 incident at his home.

According to the police report, Shelton and his 22-year-old step-son had been arguing over a mess made in the house by the stepson's dogs.

The 11 am argument was overheard by a neighbor who reported she saw Shelton threaten his stepson with a 10-inch butcher knife and called 911. When the neighbor walked toward the road and informed everyone the police were in route, Shelton allegedly got into his family's car and attempted to strike the stepson before driving off.

Based on witness reports authorities took out warrants for aggravated assault on Shelton, who did not return to the scene. Shelton was brought to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department on March 23 after being arrested on other charges in another county.