Brothers robbed at gunpoint; One of the victims then arrested on active warrant

One of the victims then arrested on active warrant

CONYERS — One Covington man’s night turned from bad to worse when he and his brother were robbed at gunpoint and then he wound up being arrested when responding deputies learned he was wanted by the Conyers Police Department.

Marco Boyd was at his brother’s apartment on Saint James Drive in Conyers on Saturday when his brother returned home around 4 a.m. from a club in Atlanta where he works as a promoter. His brother had just taken off his jewelry and emptied out his pockets, when he went back outside to retrieve his cell phone charger from his car. Boyd also walked outside of the apartment with his brother where the two were confronted by two young black males, according to the incident report completed by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects, carrying assault rifles, forced the two victims to lay on the grass and made them take everything out of their pockets, including Boyd’s wallet and money and his brother’s car keys, the report states.

“Additionally, when the suspects only got car keys from (Boyd’s brother), they hit him in the back of the head with the AK-47,” the incident report states. “They told (the victims) not to turn around and look at them (and) then fired one warning shot in the air and drove off.”

A witness in the parking lot said she saw the two suspects — one of whom she described as a skinny, dark-skinned male with a low haircut wearing all black — get out of a small black passenger car with assault weapons.

Deputies responding to the scene found a shell casing in the parking lot, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The responding deputy also ran the names of the victims through the GCIC and learned that the 26-year-old Boyd of 30 Falls Crossing in Covington, had an active warrant in Conyers for failure to appear. He was transported to the Rockdale County Jail.