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Police: SWAT team arrests man after he shoots mother, fires at police

Police: SWAT team arrests man after he shoots mother, fires at police

Police have a man in custody after they said he shot his mother and then shot at officers before an hours-long standoff with police. Investigators told Channel 2’s Carl Willis that the man's mother had to roll under a car to save herself and call for help. The GBI identified the man as Jonathan Wayne Allen, 37, of Jackson County, 'It doesn't sound like small town Braselton,' neighbor Tim Tanksley said. Tanksley said he was shocked to see the entrance to his neighborhood along Charlie Cooper Road blocked off with armored vehicles Friday afternoon as officers moved in on a man holed up in his house after investigators say he shot his mother in the back. 'He shot her outside. She was able to roll up under a vehicle,' Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum told Willis. TRENDING STORIES: Watch: Priest slaps crying baby during baptism ceremony 4 Wendy’s employees accused of dealing meth at restaurant There's a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it When deputies arrived, the sheriff said the man fired at them too. 'Even the UPS driver caught two rounds in the side of his truck, so he was pretty much shooting wildly,' Tanksley said. One of the deputies shot the suspect before he retreated into his house, creating a standoff that lasted over an hour before Hall County SWAT went in and got him. 'What are the questions that you and your agency still have about this?” Willis asked Mangum. “I'm just thankful my deputies are OK and they're not hit, hurt, dead. I’m just thankful. That's all I can think about right now,” Mangum said. The sheriff said a small child was in the home but was taken from the scene before the shooting began. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to process the scene as neighbors processed what happened next door. 'I moved away from the city to try to go somewhere where this stuff doesn't happen. It doesn't really matter where you're at,' Tanksley said. Allen was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to survive his injuries, the GBI said. His mother is also expected to survive. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicles were shot, but none of the deputies were injured, the GBI said At this time, Allen is charged with aggravated assault against the family member. The GBI said additional charges are expected.

Athens man indicted after April incident

Athens man indicted after April incident

There are now indictments for the Athens man who climbed on the top of a parking deck attendant’s booth at the Clarke County courthouse: it happened back in April, after 27 year-old Demetrious Faust locked a judge in a courtroom and then scrambled to the roof of the booth and, at one point, exposed himself and threatened to kill the police officers who eventually arrested him. The indictments were handed up by a Clarke County grand jury.  Faust, at one point, told police he was upset a man stole his tools.  An officer attempted to reason with him, but police said Faust, 27, repeatedly ignored commands and exposed himself to authorities. He was charged with making terroristic threats and obstruction (both felonies) as well as public indecency, disorderly conduct and interference with government property. 

Athens woman killed in Oconee Co, Athens woman arrested in Hall Co

Athens woman killed in Oconee Co, Athens woman arrested in Hall Co

The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of the woman killed in this week’s crash on Macon Highway south of Athens: Linda Rasch was 77 years old, from Athens. The wreck happened on Highway 441 near Athens Academy. State Troopers say Rasch pulled her car into the path of a pick-up truck.  An Athens woman is arrested in Gainesville: the Hall County Sheriff’s Office says 27 year-old Maria Yebra faces aggravated assault charges after allegedly breaking a bone in the face of an ex-boyfriend. She’s being held on unrelated charges in Forsyth County.  There are sexual battery charges for a Hall County man: the Hall County Sheriff’s Office says charges for 27 year-old Bricio Marban of Gainesville stem from his alleged involvement with child, a girl who was 6 years old when the inappropriate contact began. Marban is being held without bond in the Hall County jail. 

Gulf grows between Trump and Congress on trade

As President Donald Trump this week threatened $200 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports, and then warned Europe that he would slap a 20 percent tariff on imported automobiles, members of both parties in Congress accused the administration of starting a trade war which could cause collateral economic damage across the United States.

The differences were on display at a hearing Wednesday with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who took a bipartisan tongue lashing on a recent round of tariffs levied on imported steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and Europe.

“We’re picking winners and losers,” argued Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who [More]