clear
Thursday September 3rd, 2015 9:35PM

Man accused of threatening Gwinnett protesters arrested

By The Associated Press
LAWRENCEVILLE - Police say an 84-year-old man accused of pointing a gun at two women protesting President Barack Obama in suburban Atlanta has been arrested.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Ed Ritter told Atlanta's Channel 2 News Roy Smith is charged with three counts of simple assault and pointing a firearm at another.

Toni Pendley and Marge Moore were standing along a county highway calling for Obama to be impeached when a man drove up to them and pulled a gun. A witness copied down the car's tag number.

Police say they served a search warrant and found a gun in Smith's car. Smith denies the allegations and told investigators he kept the gun nearby in case he was ever carjacked.

Smith is free on $1,000 bond.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Domestic dispute sees Gainesville baby abandoned on Rabbittown roadway
Two Gainesville residents involved in a domestic dispute were arrested Thursday afternoon after they abandoned their baby on the side of a Rabbittown road.
8:37PM ( 58 minutes ago )
Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home
A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.
6:43PM ( 2 hours ago )
Settlement reached for one Hall Co. firefighter injured in 2014 training accident
One of the Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident in July 2014 has reached a settlement with Sutphen Corporation, the company who manufactured the ladder truck that malfunctioned in the accident.
2:52PM ( 6 hours ago )
Ga. students perform better on SAT, national average drops
The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) reported Thursday that Georgia students’ SAT scores for 2015 increased five points, even as the national average dropped seven points.
By AccessWDUN Staff
2:05PM ( 7 hours ago )
Robbery suspects arrested following intensive search
Hall County authorities said an intensive search Tuesday led to two suspects in an August 23 armed robbery in Lula.
1:07PM ( 8 hours ago )