Man charged following fight with butcher knife

CONYERS --A Rockdale County man is in jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a knife during commission of a felony following a fight on Salem Woods Drive.

According to a report by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Rajau Antynne Darrisaw, 29, of 3531 Southgate Lane, Conyers, was arrested June 23 after he allegedly cut another man across the forehead with a butcher knife.

According to RCSO Investigator Michael Camp, Darrisaw was at a get-together on Salem Woods Drive when he went down the street and approached a woman who was sitting alone on the porch of her boyfriend's house. The woman reportedly refused Darrisaw's advances and went inside the house. When her boyfriend got home, she told him what had happened.

The boyfriend and Darrisaw subsequently became involved in a fight in the street in which Darrisaw was allegedly armed with a large butcher knife.

A third man reportedly tried to break up the fight and sustained a large cut to his forehead.

Camp said Darrisaw was also injured in the fight and sustained a broken upper jaw. As he was lying the street he was allegedly run over by a motorcycle driven by the knife-wound victim, who drove himself to Newton Medical Center on the motorcycle for treatment.

According to the incident report, the large butcher knife was found near a pool of blood at the intersection of Salem Woods Drive and Salem Woods Trace.

Camp said Darrisaw is the only person charged at this time, but more charges may be pending against others involved in the incident.