Decatur Police Charge Man With Aggravated Assault

An officer said he had to draw his pistol on the suspect.

Decatur police charged a man with aggravated assault and other offenses after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife.

A police report gives this account.

About 4:30 p.m. on March 21, two Decatur officers were at the 1200 block of Church Street handling an auto accident when a white Toyota Tacoma screeched to a stop on the street and a silver GMC Envoy stopped right behind it.

One driver yelled at the other and the Tacoma pulled into the housing complex parking lot at 1225 Church St. The two drivers got out of their vehicles and walked toward each other screaming. One extended his hand and threatened to stab the other man.

An officer approached the men and one of them walked back toward his vehicle. The officer ordered him to stop and when the man didn't, ran in front of him and pointed his service pistol at the man. The man stopped and police found folding knife when they searched him.

The man with the knife said he just got angry and was "tired of these people." Both men were taken to the DeKalb Jail.

Wilson Langley, 30, of Church Street, Decatur, was charged with aggravated assault, terrorist threats, driving with a suspended license and aggressive driving. Jeffrey Evans was charged with simple assault.


Ms. April 06, 2013 at 01:31 PM
I'm sorry, but I get annoyed with this type of "journalism." Pulling mugshots and police reports and calling it "news," doesn't make it so. No I don't know the guy, but if he didn't molest someone's kids, or rape anyone, do we really need see a story like this? How is this even worthy of a top headline story? I really don't care if this is what is called journalism by outlets like the NY Daily News, or TMZ, I hope we're better that. Not to mention, this is obviously only half of a story, the guy hasn't had his day in court. Can't we have at least the full one if you're going to put him out there for all the world to ridicule and judge before his actual day in court?
R April 06, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Oh for crying out loud. Newspapers, and now online sites, have been writing up information from police reports for decades. It does not make this site TMZ (really? You're going to compare Patch to that piece of filth?) or NYDN. Mainstream newspapers of all types do it. It IS journalism and it IS necessary, so lay off your quotation marks. I want to know about this stuff. If you don't like it, you can always click past to somewhere else. If you mean "we're better than that," what stake do you have in Patch?


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