Man arrested after making threats with loaded rifle

by Wes Mayer

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A man suspected of threatening to shoot a group of people, including three children, was arrested by Coweta County authorities on Saturday.

Around 8:40 a.m., deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300-block of East Highway 16 after a family violence call, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. When units arrived, they found the suspect, Antolin Cancio Gonzalez, 36, being held down on the ground by some of the victims.

According to Yarbrough, Gonzalez and his wife were in the process of splitting up, and Saturday morning, Gonzalez’s wife was moving out of the home. After a night of drinking, Gonzalez came to the home, found his wife and others moving items from the home and became very angry, Yarbrough said.

Gonzalez began throwing beer bottles at the group and broke one vehicle’s windshield in the process, Yarbrough said. Gonzalez then went to his vehicle, retrieved a .22 rifle — loaded with 16 rounds — and began threatening to kill everyone with it. There were three juveniles outside the home during this conflict.

At that time, some of the men helping Gonzalez’s wife jumped Gonzalez and pinned him to the ground, Yarbrough said. Gonzalez also attempted to pull a knife on one of the men, but was unable to. No one was harmed.

The men didn’t harm Gonzalez. They just held him down until authorities arrived, Yarbrough said. Deputies took Gonzalez into custody when they arrived and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, three counts of child cruelty, simple assault and criminal trespassing.



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