Dmario Boddie (left), Ashley Denn
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Felon busted with assault rifle, bulletproof vest and drugs, authorities say

A felon and a woman were arrested in Clayton County on Saturday after they were busted with drugs, multiple firearms and a bulletproof vest, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. 

Dmario Boddie faces 15 charges after the incident, which started as a traffic stop on Homewood Drive in Jonesboro, the sheriff’s office said Sunday in a statement. 

Boddie told a deputy who stopped him that “he had somewhere to be” and took off, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Officials said he went to a home on Homewood Drive and became combative when he got out of his car. At some point, a deputy shocked him with a Taser. 

The woman, Ashley Denn, ran out of the home to come to Boddie’s aid, officials said. An open front door left drugs in plain view of deputies. 

They seized the drugs after obtaining a search warrant. The sheriff’s office searched the home and found an assault rifle, a pistol and a bulletproof vest, officials said.

Deputies seized guns, drugs and a bulletproof vest.
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Both Boddie and Denn were booked into the Clayton County Jail, where they remain on multiple drug charges that include morphine, opium, heroin and cocaine trafficking. 

Boddie is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during a crime, fleeing from a police officer, obstruction, distracted driving, violation of Georgia’s seat belt law and reckless driving. 

Boddie was previously convicted on charges out of Clayton and Treutlen counties, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. In 2011, he was convicted of obstruction and possession of marijuana. Three years later, he was convicted of violation of a motor vehicle law, fleeing and attempting to elude police and reckless driving. 

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