A 14-year-old boy is facing five felony charges for allegedly assaulting three Conyers Police officers Wednesday night.
The juvenile was allegedly involved in a fight around 8 p.m. that included a high number of male and female teens aged 14 to 18. When police arrived on the scene at the Odyssey Turn neighborhood, he allegedly ran.
Some of the other teens stated the boy pulled out a gun, said Kim Lucas, public information officer for the Conyers Police Department, but when officers caught up to the boy, all they found was a knife with a 6-inch blade in his pants pocket.
“We assume the teens thought they saw a gun (when in reality) they saw a knife,” said Lucas.
As officers attempted to handcuff the boy, he “became belligerent and attempted to flee.” In his haste to escape, the boy allegedly hit three officers in the face and head with a closed fist. One of the officers sustained lacerations to the nose and lip area.
After succumbing to the will of the officers by getting handcuffed and placed in the rear seat of the patrol vehicle, the suspect allegedly kicked the interior of the door causing damage to the door handle and the electronic window control.
The juvenile is being charged with aggravated assault, three counts of felony obstruction, and criminal damage to government property.
This isn’t the kid’s first run-in with the law. On Aug. 20, the 14-year-old allegedly assaulted numerous law enforcement officers following a disturbance on a school bus. The child refused to be handcuffed when the police officer arrived on the scene and struck the officer with a closed fist.
The child was then transported to the juvenile holding cell at the Rockdale County Courthouse where he again fought officers, head-butting a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy and kicking an officer in the face causing a laceration which required stitches. He was charged with four counts of felony battery, four counts of felony obstruction, five counts of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct and disruption of school following that incident.
Four other teenagers are being charged for their role in the initial fight in progress call. Three 16-year-old females received disorderly conduct juvenile complaints, and an 18-year-old female received a disorderly conduct citation.