By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Teen arrested for assaulting man in woods
Police searching for accomplice
Placeholder Image

A Conyers man is in custody for allegedly attacking a pedestrian and causing visible bodily harm to the victim.

Jartavius King, 17, is being charged with aggravated assault and battery for allegedly luring 24-year-old Jeffery Hinton into the woods around the 1600 block of Cherry Hill Lane, attacking Hinton, leaving him with a bloody nose and attempting to steal his wallet.

King allegedly had an accomplice, who the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office believes to be 24-year-old Michael Kemp, that participated in the assault.

According to the deputy's report, the victim claims that he was walking down the road late Thursday night when King and Kemp called him over to their position in the woods. Once there, Hinton alleges "they began hitting him and trying to take his wallet but they were not able to."

"He attempted to defend himself and he bit one of the suspects in the hand," Hinton told deputies, according to the report. "He did not see their faces, but he recognized one of the voices as a ‘Tavius' subject."

Hinton, who was not an associate of King's but lived in the same area, showed deputies where he believed King lived. Deputies found King there and placed him under arrest.

Shortly after being taken into custody, King alleged he was feeling ill.

".. He began to complained of feeling lightheaded and he appeared weak," according to the report. "Mr. King was covered in sweat and his skin was cold. He appeared to drift in and out of consciousness."

King was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. His stay there lasted for about a day at which point he was arrested and transported to the Rockdale County Jail.

Physical contact with Kemp has yet to be made by the RCSO, says RCSO Sergeant Andrew Arnold. RCSO Corporal Michael Cobb was able to make contact with Kemp via telephone and setup a meeting.

The investigation is ongoing.