Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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CONYERS -- A Manatee Drive man went to jail on multiple charges Sunday night after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man and threatened to kill him.
Witnesses told the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office that Luis Acosta-Cervantes, 30, of 10 Manatee Drive, called out to another man as the man passed by on the street in a vehicle. When the vehicle stopped, Acosta-Cervantes, known on the street as "Flaco," reportedly accused the other man of stealing something. When the man denied it, Acosta-Cervantes allegedly hit the man in the face with his fist.
The other man got out of the vehicle, according to witnesses, and walked toward Acosta-Cervantes, who pulled his handgun out of his pocket. The suspect said "back up or I will kill you. I will shoot you," or words to that effect, according to the deputy's report.
At that point a witness called 911. Acosta-Cervantes was still in the area when deputies arrived.
A check of the handgun, a Hi-Point .380 caliber, showed that it was stolen out of DeKalb County. The suspect reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol about him.
Acosta-Cervantes was taken to the Rockdale County Jail and booked on charges of aggravated assault, public drunk, pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another, terroristic threats and acts and theft by receiving stolen property -- felony.