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Report: Woman Fired Shot in Middle of Decatur

Two juveniles are accused of stealing a cellphone near the Art Institute of Decatur.

Report: Woman Fired Shot in Middle of Decatur Report: Woman Fired Shot in Middle of Decatur

This information comes from Decatur police reports.

A woman was arrested April 9 for allegedly firing a pistol at a man in the middle of downtown Decatur.

The man called police about 1 a.m. Officer found him with scratches on his face and blood on his shirt, which he said came from a bloody nose.

He said he got into a fight with his live-in girlfriend while sitting inside a silver 2001 Honda Civic at the East Court Square turn-around parking lot.

The man said he got out of the car and walked west on East Ponce. The man said the woman was so upset she pulled out of the parking lot with screeching tires, stopped in the 100 block of East Ponce and exited the vehicle.

She reached for something in of the passenger side of the car, pulled out a pistol and fired one shot in his direction, the man said.

The man fled and the woman drove. Police found a shell casing in the street.

About 1:50 a.m. police saw the man walking in the 200 block of East Ponce with a woman they thought might be the shooter. Offiicers approcached and discovered she was not the woman who fired the shot. However, officers believed the shooter was still in the area, based on the other woman's body language and eye movements.

A few minutes later police noticed a silver Honda in the 700 block of Commerce Drive. Police stopped the car and arrested the woman inside. Officers looked under the driver's seat and found a black Hi-Point .380 handgun.

Schenericka Lynne Abrams of Warner Robins was charged with aggravated assault and placed in the DeKalb County Jail.


Two juveniles were arrested April 10 for allegedly stealing a cell phone from another youth on the street in the 100 block of West Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Two eighth graders at Renfroe Middle said two other juveniles approached them that afternoon and asked to use a cell phone.

Fearing the phone would be stolen, the two eighth graders ran away but stopped near the Art Institute of Decatur, where the two other youths approached them again.

One suspect reached into the pockets of one Renfroe student and took his cell phone. The other suspect demanded money from the second Renfroe student, who handed over some change. The two suspects ran toward the Marta station.

Police obtained surveillance video from the Art Institute of Decatur. Two juvenile suspects were later identified and taken into custody.


A woman said a man robbed her with a butcher knife April 4 in her apartment in the 700 block of Atlanta Avenue.

The woman said a man she knew as "J.B." knocked on her door. She let him inside, they talked about 20 minutes and he asked for a glass of water.

The woman said he left the room, returned with one of her butcher knives in his hand and said, "I just want your money. I'm not going to hurt you."

The woman gave him $9 from her purse and he left, placing the knife on the table in the living room/dining area. She called police and described the robber.

Several hours later police found the suspect near the Church Street entrance to the Marta station. They arrested Jermaine D. Berry, 34, of Phylis Place, Decatur, and charged him with armed robbery.


A flat screen television and other items were stolen April 5 in a burglary at a residence in the 200 block of Lockwood Terrace.

A neighbor noticed the back door of the residence was open and the homeowner was contacted. Police arrived and found no signs of forcible entry.

Besides the television, these items were reported stolen: an antique pellet gun, a Nintendo WII, a gold necklace, a blue saphire ring and about $200 in cash.


Police recovered a stolen pistol when they made a traffic stop about 2:15 a.m. April 12.

Officers noticed a 2005 Monte Carlo with an inoperable tag light and stopped the car. The officers said they smelled marijuana and received permission to conduct a search.

The officers foung three plastic bags of marijuana, a scale on the center console and a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol behind the passenger's seat. The pistol had been listed as stolen by Macon police.

The driver, Ricardo Barnes Stone Mountain was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana. A passenger in the car was released.     


 The manager of In Town Auto Care at 641 East Lake Drive reported some things were stolen from the business between April 13 and 16.

Listed as missing were a red hydraulic press worth $700, accessories to the press worth $300, a colored sign post worth $800 and two black sign posts worth $1,600. None of the items were secured.


A woman said her cell phone was stolen April 17 at Sams Street and East College Avenue.

The woman said a young man asked to use her iPhone. She dialed the number provided by the young man and handed him the phone. The young man ran away with the phone.

She got into a vehicle with an unidentified woman and searched for the youth but didn't find him. The phone was valued at $500.

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