Man pulls knife on another at gas station

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of pulling out a knife and threatening to kill another man at a gas station off Interstate 85 at Bullsboro Drive was arrested by Coweta County deputies Wednesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to the Race Trac gas station at Amlajack Boulevard and Bullsboro Drive in reference to an assault, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. There, they were able to meet with the victim, but the suspect, Patrick Wayne Veal, 24, was no longer in the area.

The victim told deputies he saw the suspect, Veal, at the gas station’s parking lot, and he saw Veal shove a woman – causing her to hit her head on a car window, Yarbrough said. The victim told deputies he then tried to step in and get the woman away from Veal, but Veal pulled out a knife, threatened to cut the victim’s throat and also threatened to blow the victim’s brains out, Yarbrough said.

Instead, Veal got into his vehicle and left the gas station, but the victim was able to write down the vehicle’s tag and give deputies a description, Yarbrough said. Deputies later found Veal on Gordon Road, stopped him and found the knife used at the gas station lying on the passenger’s seat. Veal also had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

Veal was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a knife, terroristic threats and simple battery, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

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