A Gwinnett County Police visit to Hamilton Mill to serve an arrest warrant against one teen ended with the arrest of another teen on drug and obstruction charges.
At approximately 3 a.m. on March 29, officers were enroute to a Ridgemill Circle address to serve an arrest warrant against Tyler Jacovetti, 17, for a charge of battery when they spotted three young males at a vacant home on nearby Ridgemill Terrace.
The three males were identified as acquaintances of Jacovetti. While officers were speaking with the males, one officer noticed the garage door of the vacant house had been damaged. The officer was on his way to investigate the damage when he spotted a black digital scale in the front yard of the home. Two of the males said the third male, , tossed the scale in the yard when police approached. Before police could question Green further, Green turned and ran. After a short foot chase, Green tripped and fell and was taken into custody.
When the officers handcuffed Green, both noticed a strong odor of marijuana and found a clear plastic bag containing green leafy material that field-tested positive for marijuana. The marijuana had been separated into smaller bags and appeared to be packaged for individual sale. Officers also found $417 in cash.
The other two males admitted smoking marijuana at Jacovetti’s house. Both accused Green of providing the marijuana. Green admitted smoking marijuana before refusing to answer further questions.
While officers were interviewing Green and the two males, Jacovetti arrived at the scene and was taken into custody.
According to police records, the battery charge against Jacovetti stems from a March 11 incident at a party on Smoke Hill Drive in Hoschton. Jacovetti, along with four other males -- including one of the males that was temporarily detained along with Green on March 29 -- is alleged to have beaten a 17-year-old teen. The victim sustained numerous injuries including a broken nose, lacerations to the ear and mouth, a sprained wrist and numerous scratches and bruises. The victim told police that Jacovetti and the other four males are part of a gang called “Crew X” or “Good Fellas.”
Green and Jacovetti were transported to the Gwinnett County Jail without incident. The other two males were released at the scene.
Jacovetti was released from jail on March 29 on a $11,200 bond. According to detention center records, Green remains jailed on charges of obstruction, possession of a drug related object and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Bond has been set at $13,800.