A South Georgia man is suing the Office of the Sheriff County DeKalb alleging that they unfairly arrested him at least twice a warranty for a person with the same name.
Derrick Davis filed the legal claim, which DeKalb County and Jeff Mann Sheriff nominate, Wednesday in the Northern United States Area of Georgia.
Only two arrests are listed in the suitcase, but Peterman said that the client has captured or retained "multiple times" because of the combination.
"If someone just had the physical description of the warranty, this could be resolved," said Davis Solicitor "Jody Peterman at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday.
Davis was suspected of an active warrant on February 8, 2017 in Mitchell County, where he lived.
The warrant said that it was 6 feet, 2 inches high and 230 pounds of the suspected person, in accordance with the legal action. Davis is 5 feet, 9 inches high and 190 pounds.
Sheriff County DeKalb's Office, who did not receive legal notice notices, said Friday, that the department would not comment on pending litigation. DeKalb County did not comment on litigation pending, spokesman Andrew Cauthen said.
After his arrest in February, Davis was enrolled in Mitchell County Prison and then moved to Dekalb County Prison. Mitchell County is located south of Albany near the Florida line.
Davis spent one night in the DeKalb prison before His identity was secured and released.
Almost five months later, Davis was arrested again during a traffic stop in Mitchell County on the same DeKalb County warrant.
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It was built again to Mitchell County Prison.
"It's a name that there are about 2,000 men in Georgia, but it would not end," said a solicitor.
Records of the DeKalb County court online show that DeKalb's Depression issued warrant for anxiety charges in 2000 where Derrick Davis was 39 years of age living in Decatur on Flat Shoals Road. In that case, Derrick Davis had drug and traffic transport charges, including the possession of a marijuana and not having a stop sign.
It is not immediately clear what the status of that case is.
Peterman's Derrick Davis client wants a jury trial and punitive damages.
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