Note to would-be criminals: If you’re going to rob a kid of his high-dollar tennis shoes at gunpoint, don’t later post pictures of the stolen shoes on social media. It’s also a good idea not to get caught a few days later “red-footed, ” still wearing the hot sneakers.
Those tips might have come in handy for two teenagers arrested this week in Clayton County.
According to a Clayton County Sheriff’s Office press release, a juvenile victim was walking near his school bus stop in the area of Scarlett and Lakeshore drives in Jonesboro around 5:30 p.m. Monday when he was approached by two older teens.
Davon Luckett (Credit: Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)
“He was told, ‘you need to come up out of those shoes, ’ as one of the perpetrators racked a bullet into the chamber of a firearm, ” the press release said.
The victim, whose name and age were not released, gave the suspects his black and chrome Nike Jordan VI shoes. The shoes went on sale Saturday with a retail price of $170.
According to deputies, one of the suspects later posted photos of the stolen shoes on social media, leading investigators from the sheriff’s Truancy Unit and Clayton County police to identity the suspects and obtain arrest warrants.
Reed Markee Deandre Williams (Credit: Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)
On Wednesday, police arrested the suspects, 17-year-old Davon Luckett and 19-year-old Reed Markee Deandre Williams, charging them with aggravated assault and armed robbery, both felonies.
“It should be noted Davon Luckett was wearing the stolen Jordan VI sneakers at the time of the arrest, ” the press release said.