by Robin Kemp

ED. NOTE: It is the editorial policy of The Clayton Crescent not to publish mugshots unless an active manhunt or similar threat is underway. 

Three men are out on bond and face multiple charges after what Clayton County Police call a road rage incident near Tara Boulevard and Arrowhead Boulevard earlier this month.

In a press release issued January 28, CCPD announced the arrests in the  January 16 incident. Police say that around 9 p.m., officers responded to the area, where “(w)e were advised the suspects in one vehicle were shooting at the victim in another vehicle. The victim initially followed the suspects, but was convinced by the dispatcher to pull over at the gas station located near Tara Blvd and S.R. 54.” Police say the victim was not injured.

While enroute, CCPD says its officers saw the suspects’ vehicle “traveling at a high rate of speed heading south on Tara Blvd. The suspects initially attempted to evade police, but eventually stopped near Tara Blvd and Lovejoy Road.”

There, officers arrested three suspects:

  • Nicholas Peoples, 23, of Conyers, was charged with aggravated assault with the intent to kill, possession of a firearm during a crime, possession of marijuana under one ounce, and terroristic threats or acts.
  • Jalen Jochimsen, 20, of Covington, was charged with reckless driving, license not on person, improper lane change, traffic control device violation, driving without lights, terroristic threats, aggressive driving, and fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer.
  • Chrisshawn Dunn, 23, of Atlanta, was charged with possession of marijuana under one ounce.

CCPD says officers recovered two guns and marijuana from inside the suspect’s vehicle.

Peoples made first appearance before Magistrate Judge Keisha Wright Hill on January 17. He was bound over to Superior Court on January 18 on the aggravated assault, weapons possession, and marijuana possession under once ounce charges. A warrantless arrest affidavit also was filed. No trial date appeared in online court records as of press time.

Dunn made first appearance before Judge Hill on January 17. Bond was set at $1500 on January 19 and he bonded out the same day. His case was bound over to State Court with a warrantless arrest affidavit. Dunn is scheduled to appear via Zoom at 8:30 a.m. on March 1.

Jochimsen also made first appearance before Judge Hill on January 17 and was bound over to state court on the marijuana possession under one ounce and driving without lights charges, also with warrantless arrest affidavits. A check of online court records did not turn up Jochimsen’s next court date.

Clayton County inmate online records show all three men have bonded out: Jochimsen at noon on January 17, Peoples at 12:18 a.m. on January 18, and Dunn at 8:42 p.m on January 2o.

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