Rockdale deputies thwart gang fight at Heritage High, two arrested

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After receiving a tip, Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputies intercepted a fight gang members had planned to take place at Heritage High School’s parking lot. Investigators arrested one student and Lenny Mejias, who was carrying a loaded pistol.

No fights occurred on campus and Heritage students were not placed in danger, law enforcement officials said.

Investigators moved quickly after the high school’s resource officer received information on March 16 that gang members were planning an after-school fight in the parking lot. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit patrolled the area of the nearby Sugar Hill subdivision and Heritage High School. Investigators made one arrest when one student came from the Sugar Hill subdivision to the parking lot where the fight was supposed to occur. The male student was arrested for public indecency and criminal trespass.

In Sugar Hill, SIU deputies spotted two vehicles following one another. Deputies recognized two known gang members in the vehicles and were able to stop one of them. The passenger, Lenny Mejias, attempted to fight with deputies and he was taken into custody. He was in possession of a loaded pistol with an extended magazine. Mejias was charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement (felony), interference with government property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, parole violation and tampering with evidence (felony).

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