Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Two Mill Creek High School students are facing aggravated assault charges after being arrested in separate incidents Sunday.
According to the school's resource officer, 17-year-old Jacob Timothy Burmood was at school on the afternoon of Jan. 30 when he pulled a "large, chopping knife" on the victim after the two got into an argument. Police said Burmood raised the knife beside his head, pointed it toward the victim and stepped toward him. It is unclear whether the victim was a student at the school.
Jail records show Burmood was being held on $11,200 bond Monday night.
Michael D. Barrett Jr., 19, is being held in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond after authorities said he drove his gold Pontiac Sunfire around the victim, striking his left arm.
The man, police said, grabbed the car door in an attempt to break his fall, and that Barrett continued to drive away from the scene. The incident happened near Barrett's Ivy Crest Drive home in Buford, reports said.
According to arrest warrants, Barrett was on probation at the time of his arrest. Records show he was arrested in 2007, accused of violating the Controlled Substances Act by having prescription drugs in his possession, though it is unclear if that's what he was on probation for.