Bond reduced for Hawkinsville man who pointed pellet gun at woman, children

bpurser@macon.comFebruary 27, 2014 

Robert Lee Woolfolk

PERRY -- Bond was reduced Thursday for a Hawkinsville man accused of pointing a pellet gun Sunday afternoon at a woman and her young children in the 100 block of Virginia Dare Drive.

Robert Lee Woolfolk, 62, was also charged with driving on a suspended license, a misdemeanor, in the 12:30 p.m. incident, a Houston County sheriff’s incident report stated.

Superior Court Judge Katherine K. Lumsden reduced Woolfolk’s $15,300 bond to $5,000 during his bond hearing.

Although the mother in the incident thought Woolfolk had a real gun, it was an air-compressed pellet gun that does not meet the standard for a felony of pointing or aiming a weapon at another, the defense argued. The felony charge likely will not stand, the prosecution agreed.

Prosecutor Erikka Williams told Lumsden that Woolfolk allegedly mouthed off the mother and her two boys, ages 7 and 8, after she yelled at him to stop speeding up and down the street. He next allegedly pointed the pellet gun at them before speeding away.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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