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Athens man arrested for armed robbery of $5

Marquez Deonte Davenport


By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was recently arrested for an alleged armed robbery last month that netted him just five bucks, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

The 28-year-old victim said his girlfriend dropped him off at his father’s house on Head Street at about 11:15 p.m. May 18, according to police.

The girlfriend reportedly told police that she saw through her vehicle’s mirror a man she knew as 20-year-old Marquez Deonte Davenport of Royal Court run up on her boyfriend, with whom she was talking on the phone, and heard Davenport say, ”Give me what you got.”

The woman said that through her car mirror the she saw Davenport pointing a gun at her boyfriend, who tried to run but fell.

The victim said that as he lied on the ground the suspect went through his pockets and stole the only thing in them, a $5 bill, according to police.

Upon seeing the gun, the girlfriend drove away but soon after returned to take the victim to the hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained when he fell, police said

Police subsequently obtained a warrant charging Davenport with armed robbery and sheriff’s deputies arrested the suspect last Friday.

Deputies also served him with a felony probation violation warrant that stemmed from a previous conviction on drug and burglary charges, according to the Clarke County Sheriff's Office,

As of Wednesday, Davenport remained incarcerated without bail at the Clarke County Jail.

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