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Crime & Courts

Bond set at $15K for repeat offender from DeKalb

Davion J. McNeal, 20, of DeKalb
Davion J. McNeal, 20, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert simply couldn’t go along with pretrial services’ advice Monday when it came to a DeKalb man who keeps racking up charges.

According to the Virginia Revised Pretrial Assessment instrument the court uses to determine how likely a defendant is to keep committing crimes, Davion J. McNeal scores a 14 out of 14.

The 20-year-old, who lives in the 800 block of Ridge Drive, has a lengthy rap sheet, including active juvenile cases, one of them in connection with theft that is slated to go to trial March 19.

Police said McNeal tried to smash a woman’s windshield with a bat in August, then chased her inside while threatening to kill her. He delivered methamphetamine pills a few days after that incident, according to charging records.

Most recently, he is accused of running from a DeKalb police officer Saturday after a traffic stop, charging records show. He was found with between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana on him, police said.

McNeal has twice been convicted of domestic battery – in August 2017 and November 2018, records show. He received conditional discharge and was ordered to attend a domestic violence class in both cases.

Stuckert said he is not cooperating with his juvenile intensive probation, either, so she set bond at $15,000 and ordered that if McNeal posts $1,500 bail – which he said he could not do – he will be placed on electronic home monitoring.

After McNeal finishes with his juvenile case March 19, he’ll be in adult court at 1:30 p.m., when a judge will decide whether his bond should be reduced.

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