Police say Stockbridge shooting stems from dispute

Victim knew alleged shooter

STOCKBRIDGE — A convicted felon, with a lengthy criminal record, was recently arrested for shooting a Stockbridge man during a dispute.

Daveyon Shamarr Ricks appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin on Wednesday, to face charges of aggravated assault and receipt, possession or transfer of firearm by a convicted felon, or felony first offender. Godwin reset the aggravated assault case to Aug. 9, at 2 p.m., and set a $15,000 bond for Ricks.

Henry County Police responded to “a person shot” call at a Stockbridge home on Harrell Drive, on Tuesday, at 8:24 p.m., according to Henry Police Sgt. Joey Smith.

“Detectives determined that one male subject was shot two times in the leg,” Smith said. “His injuries are not life-threatening.” Ricks, 32, was arrested shortly after the incident at his residence without further incident, added Smith.

“The victim is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital,” said the sergeant. “It appears that the suspect and victim both know each other and had been involved in some type of dispute.”

According to the arrest warrant issued for Ricks in the aggravated assault case, “The said accused did unlawfully assault the person of [victim] with a certain firearm to wit Ruger LCP .380, a deadly weapon when used offensively and actually did result in serious bodily injury to the said victims legs when he shot the victim twice. The accused has been previously convicted of a felony.”

According to jail records, Ricks was 31 at the time of his arrest in March, by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant which accused him of terroristic threats and simple battery. Ricks was arrested in April 2010, by Henry County Police Department, charged with marijuana less than an ounce. In February 2010, he was arrested by Henry County Police Department for a probation violation. In June 2009, the county’s police department arrested him for reckless conduct.

In December 2008, he was arrested for public drunkenness by the Henry County Police Department. He was 28 years old at the time of his first arrest in Henry County.