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6 teens charged in Falls Park robbery, attack on cyclist

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From top-left to bottom-right: Jaylan Fair, Frederick Irby, Dontavious Jenkins, Rodney Jones, Deandre Norris. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) From top-left to bottom-right: Jaylan Fair, Frederick Irby, Dontavious Jenkins, Rodney Jones, Deandre Norris. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police have arrested six teenagers accused of robbing a cyclist riding through Falls Park back in August.

Police said they received a Crime Stoppers tip that shared some names of people possibly involved in the Aug. 2 robbery.

After interviewing those potential suspects, police said they arrested six suspects between 15 and 19 years old.

Police said all of the suspects are being charged as an adult, except the 15-year-old, with strong armed robbery and assault and battery first degree. One of the suspects was also given an additional charge of possession of a weapon during a violent crime because he was armed with a BB gun, according to police.

Police identified the suspects being charged as adults as Jaylan Fair, Frederick Irby, Dontavious Jenkins, Rodney Jones and Deandre Norris.

FOX Carolina spoke with the victim, Gideon Hackett, who said he was attacked shortly after 10 p.m. when someone punched him in the eye and threw him off of his bike. Hackett said others joined in and began kicking him.

Hackett said Friday night that he thought his case had "disappeared" after not hearing updates after the incident back in August.  He added, "I am happy that some leads came up and the police force got on it."

Hackett also told FOX Carolina that he actually knew one of his alleged attackers, and only realized it after their arrest.  He said he went to high school and had class with Dontavious Jenkins.

One of the men also pointed a gun at Hackett and, according to the teen, tried shooting him but the gun misfired.

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