Deonta Stephens (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Student claims he missed exam while in jail — then goes for real

A Life University student learned the hard way that being in jail is not an excused absence — especially if you lied.

Deonta Demon Stephens told his professor on Oct. 23 that he’d had to go to court, his arrest warrant states. Then, on Nov. 3, he told her he had been in jail, and had documents to prove it.

“Said accused created a document purportedly from the State Court of Cobb County stating he was ordered by the court to spend three days in custody, when in fact no such order was issued,” the warrant states.

Stephens had not been in jail. But after an investigation by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged with two felony counts of forgery.

He was arrested last week and booked into the Cobb jail, where he spent a few hours before being released on $2,500 bond.

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