On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Michael C. Hudgins, 24, of Barnesville, GA, was arrested by Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Agents for violation of O.C.G.A. 16-11-37, Terroristic Threats and Acts.
In addition to that charge, Hudgins was also charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm, seven (7) counts of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
This arrest stems from a thorough investigation by the GBI Region 6 (Milledgeville) Office along with Lamar County Georgia Sheriff’s Office Investigators.
The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) requested the GBI’s assistance in reference to a terroristic threats investigation involving Michael Hudgins, an employee of Continental Tire at the Aldora Mill. Hudgins made comments to another Continental Tire employee about bringing an AK 47 rifle to work and “shooting up the place”.
Hudgins also told this other employee not to come to work on February 1st because he was going to carry out his assault on that day.
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, GBI Agents and LCSO Investigators made contact with Hudgins at his residence of 350 Freeman Rd. Barnesville, Ga.
Prior to making contact with Hudgins, law enforcement discovered that he was on first offender probation from a previous arrest. In Hudgins bedroom, law enforcement discovered seven (7) firearms that Hudgins is not permitted to have due to his probation conditions.
Law enforcement then found over three (3) ounces of suspected methamphetamine, along with a quantity of suspected marijuana, in an outbuilding on the property. Troy Guy Peacock,41, was also arrested at this location due to a probation violation warrant.
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