Tyrese Glivens (left), Devonte Glivens (Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office)

Man asks for eclipse glasses, winds up in jail

Like a lot of other people, Devonte Jamal Glivens wanted to watch Monday’s solar eclipse. But his effort to join the fun in Conyers had some unintended consequences.

Glivens, 24, was one of three people Conyers police were looking for in connection with a drive-by shooting at the Brookfield Apartments on Scott Street on Aug. 8, Sgt. Kim Lucas told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. No one was injured in the shooting and no damage was reported.

Police determined that Glivens owns a burgundy four-door Impala that matched the description of the car from the shooting. So they issued a lookout for him that also went to probation officers.

On Monday, Conyers held an eclipse watch party at City Hall for employees. That same day, Glivens visited his probation officer, who notified police.

But they didn’t have to track Glivens down.

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“We didn’t have to confront him,” Lucas said. “He drove right up to us.”

Glivens pulled up to City Hall in the burgundy Impala to ask if anyone had eclipse viewing glasses, police said. So they took the opportunity to have a conversation with him about the shooting. They also found the gun from the incident in the car, as well as some marijuana.

“He had no idea we knew who he was,” Lucas said.

Glivens and his passenger, Brandon James Cayo, 17, of Decatur, were arrested. Glivens was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reckless conduct and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Cayo was found not to be involved in the shooting and was charged with marijuana possession.

Tyrese Glivens, Devonte’s brother who also was wanted in the apartment shooting, was arrested a day later. He was charged with reckless conduct.

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