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Man arrested after pointing gun at teen driver, passengers during confrontation: Deputies

The man now faces two misdemeanor charges.
Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Newton County man is facing charges after he reportedly pulled a gun on a teen driver and other passengers.

According to an incident report from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Patrick Carroll Garrett got into a confrontation with the 18-year-old driver on Nov. 10.

According to the narrative, one of the drivers had previously been involved in an accident. But, after that accident was cleared, dispatch got another 911 call of a man who was pointing a gun at another person.

When the deputy responded to the scene, a witness told police that the man had already put the gun away.

When the deputy questioned Garrett, he told the deputy that the 18-year-old driver had jumped out of the car and went around to the other side and that's when Garrett pulled his gun. 

The 18-year-old, however, said he thought Garrett was going to shoot him, and that's why he jumped out and ran.

After sorting out the situation, the deputy arrested Garrett and took him to Newton County Jail. The deputy submitted Garrett's gun to evidence.

The report shows Garrett is now facing two misdemeanor charges, one for simple assault and another for pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another. He bonded out the next day.

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