Man Arrested After Death Threat in Front of Child

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Saturday night after threatening a father with his life in front of one of his children.

Around 10:00 p.m., Newnan Police Officers Kenneth Hobbs and Anthony Grant responded to a call in reference to a verbal dispute on Wilcoxen Street. Officers arrived to find two suspects standing on the front porch of the victim’s home.

Officers spoke with the victim and learned the two suspects came to the victim’s home and one, Miguel Rodriguez, 54, was yelling and demanding money from the victim for some work Rodriguez had done. According to Hobbs’ report, the victim could not pay Rodriguez, and Rodriguez threatened to kill the victim with a water hose which was lying on the front porch.

One of the victim’s children heard the threat and contacted 911. According to Hobbs’ report, the victim told officers he feared for his life and the the lives of his five children in the home.

Rodriguez was charged for terroristic threats and acts and child cruelty in the third degree. He was searched, placed in handcuffs and transported to the county jail.



More Local

Protesters plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

ATLANTA (AP) — Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHAOS FILLS FERGUSON STREETS Loot ... Read More


Sunday TV Page - Correction

Due to a production error with our printing partner, the Sunday TV page printed with a font error which caused it to be unreadable. We regre ... Read More


US citizenship requires test...and a long wait

So what does it take to become a naturalized U.S. citizen? There are different eligibility requirements for different categories of immigran ... Read More


Farewell to Shelnutt’s

Family-run grocery closes in Arnco

The closing of Shelnutt's Grocery in Arnco marks another passage of time that will forever remain in the memories of those who passed throug ... Read More

Cheek to head state school facilities association

Coweta County School System Director of Facilities Ronnie Cheek has been named president of the Georgia Association of School Facility Admin ... Read More