Husband in Domestic Dispute Fired Gun, Threatened to Kill Himself

He faces several charges.

Athens, Ga., police news
Athens, Ga., police news

An Athens man was arrested and charged with several offenses stemming from a Wednesday afternoon domestic dispute.

Police say Tim Johnson, 22, has been charged with burglary, simple battery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, reckless conduct and false imprisonment.

According to an Athens-Clarke County media release, officers responded to a Highland Park Drive residence around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28.

The wife told police that Johnson removed the gun from his vehicle, fired several shots and then left.

As officers were en route, the wife called back to say the man was back and wanted to take their children with him. They found two women and four children coming out of the house when they arrived, and moved them a safe distance away from the residence.

“As other officers arrived, a male came to the door with a phone to his ear and his other hand behind his back. He was directed to put his hands up; however, the male went back inside and closed the door,” police said in the media release. “As the residence was surrounded, officers tried to talk with him. He was yelling and cursing at the officers and threatening to kill himself.”

Johnson was finally convinced to come out of the house and was arrested.


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