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Men threaten Popeyes customers with gun
Man with knife in park
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 Officers with the Conyers Police Department are on the lookout for two males who Thursday, April 9, threatened a group at the Popeyes restaurant on Ga. Highway 138
 According to Conyers Police Chief David Cathcart, just before 7 p.m., two men were eating inside the restaurant when a group of five men entered the store. The two groups began arguing when one of the two who were initially in the restaurant pulled a gun from his pants and started waving it around.
 The gun man and his companion made their way to the door and continued waving the gun and yelling at the group inside. The two then ran behind the TJ Maxx plaza in the direction of the Hunter Creek town homes.
 The suspects are described as black males - one wearing a white tank top, a black ball cap and sunglasses, and the other wearing a gray tank top and dark jeans and had dreadlocks. The gun is described as a silver colored handgun.
 Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Criminal Investigator Jack Dunn at 770-929-4211. Tips also can be left anonymously at 770-483-6600.

Man with knife in park 
 Deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department arrested a Conyers man last Saturday for carrying a butcher knife at Pinelog Park.
 According to the incident report, a female at the park told the ranger a man was wandering in the park with a large knife in his hand. The individual was identified as Macario Pucheta-Nepamuceno.
The park ranger told deputies that Pucheta-Nepamucoceno said he found the knife and picked it up.

When he was taken into custody, deputies also found a wallet containing four items of identification in them. The items include identification cards from Mexico, a social security card and a resident alien card. The social security card and resident alien card had a name other than Pucheta-Nepamuceno's on them, although the resident alien card had his picture on it.

Pucheta-Nepamuceno was taken into custody and charged with possession of a deadly weapon at a public gathering.

Hit and run on I-20

Deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Department arrested a Decatur man and a juvenile last week in connection with a hit and run accident on I-20 near West Avenue.

According to the incident report, the victim was traveling westbound on I-20 when the truck she was driving was hit twice on the driver's side by a silver car. She said the driver and passenger both jumped out of the car and ran.

Deputies caught the passenger, who is a juvenile, after a short foot chase. The driver, who was later identified as Eugene Cobb, got into a green Toyota Tercel and drove toward West Avenue. Deputies pulled over the car and took Cobb into custody. When asked who was driving, Cobb told authorities the juvenile was driving the car.

While in custody, the juvenile suspect told deputies he road to Rockdale with Cobb to commit theft. He said Cobb, who was driving, was weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car, slamming into the victim's truck.

Cobb has been charged with failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident and giving a false statement. The juvenile was charged with obstruction of an officer.

Habitual DUI violator arrested

Deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office arrested a Conyers man last week for driving under the influence of alcohol again.

According to the incident report, Trent Edwards pulled behind a deputy's patrol car, which had stopped at a stop sign. Edwards then pulled around the patrol car and ran the stop sign. He pulled into multiple driveways and backed out of them before he was pulled over by the deputies.

When deputies approached the car, they reported smelling the odor of alcohol on Edwards' breath. Edwards and his passenger told the deputies they only had a couple of beers.

During the check on Edwards' license, dispatch informed the deputies that it had been revoked because he is a habitual violator and Edwards also was wanted by the Newton County Sheriff's department on a child support warrant.

Deputies performed a field sobriety test, which Edwards failed. He also agreed to a breath test, which resulted in a .163 reading. Edwards was taken into custody, where he was given another breath test. The results were
.145 and .136.