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Teen threatens minors with machete over videogame controller

CONYERS - A Conyers teenager was arrested for chasing several other teenagers with an 18-inch machete in hand over a Sony PlayStation 3 wireless videogame controller dispute.

Jeyser Ramirez, 17, allegedly brandished the machete while chasing to two brothers, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, claiming Ramirez switched his broken game controller with their functional one, according to the police report. The boys and their two friends who were with them ran away from Ramirez's residence at 1418 Villa Pines Court in Conyers as soon as the machete was in view.

No one was injured during the incident that took place around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Ramirez older brother, an 18-year-old named Victor, told police he took the machete away from his younger brother and secured in the residence. It was taken into evidence by the police.

The brother's mother told police Ramirez has had her son's controller for about two weeks. She alleges he swapped his dysfunctional controller for her son's controller after visiting her residence to play videogames with the boys.

After searching the residence, police found a PlayStation 3 wireless controller "wrapped" in clothing in Ramirez's bedroom. The controller appeared to be in quality condition, and the other equipment related to the PlayStation 3 was located underneath his bed in a back pack, according to the report.

The controller the brothers had was "very scratched up and worn," according to the report.

"One was clearly in better condition than the other," wrote Conyers Police Officer Peter Salvey in his report. "The one (the brothers) had brought was clearly in poor condition. The one located under Jeyser's bed was obviously in good condition."

Police also found an 8 to 9-inch combat survival knife in Ramirez's back pack and a "large tactical style folding knife" in his pocket. A small amount of marijuana was also found in his pocket.

Ramirez was arrested and is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and possession of marijuana.