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Fredrick James biography: 13 things about Decatur, Georgia man

Fredrick James (©Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

Fredrick James (©Chatham County Sheriff’s Office)

Fredrick Alexander Overton James is from Decatur, Georgia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in 1986.
  2. He is related to Freddie N. Sparks Sr., Saybra Elizabeth Hendricks, Susan Mamie Overton, Thea Chez Overton and Keshon Hendricks.
  3. He is a resident of Decatur, Georgia.
  4. Aside from Decatur, he lived in various parts of Georgia including Buford, Loganville, Monroe and Palmetto.
  5. He lived in various parts of Virginia including Leesburg and Sterling.
  6. He previously lived in various states including Ecorse, Michigan; Catonsville, Maryland and New York City, New York.
  7. At  5:45 p.m. of October 3, 2020, he drove up his truck beside the 15 Black Lives Matter protesters lying in the intersection on Bay Street in front of the Savannah City Hall in Savannah, Georgia blocking traffic in protest of the death of Breonna Taylor. The demonstrators planned to remain there for 8 minutes and 42 seconds, representing how long former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck.
  8. While inside his truck, he threw out a smoke grenade at the protesters. Some of the protesters run away while others attacked his truck, prompting him to exit and point a gun at them, Fox 28 Savannah reported.
  9. He was soon located nearby. He was arrested and booked in the Chatham County Jail in Savannah.
  10. He was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct.
  11. On October 5, 2020, he made his first appearance in records court in Savanah.
  12. He did not receive bond.
  13. His case is being held over to the Chatham County Superior Court in Savannah.

(This is a developing story. More details will be added soon.)

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