A former Macon city councilman and his wife were held at gunpoint late Wednesday outside their house near Southwest High School.
The Rev. Charles Jones had just pulled up at his house on Stratford Circle about 10:45 p.m. after preaching at Greater Rising Star Baptist Church.
His wife, Valencia, drove up in another car, and while they were outside talking, an armed man with a tank top masking his face marched up from the side of their house.
According to a Bibb County sheriff’s report, the gunman told the couple “not to move too fast and asked them what they had.”
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Jones, 61, who served a decade and a half on City Council, told the man, “I keep my pistol very close.”
As Jones and his wife made for their front door, the bandit fired once with a .40-caliber pistol before running away.
No one was wounded.
The gunman rode off in what may have been a black, four-door Honda with a dented passenger-side door.
Speaking to a reporter Thursday evening, Jones described the bandit was “a young buck.”
“He didn’t scare me. He made me mad,” Jones said. “You can get scared later. You need to look out for yourself.”
Jones, who lives just east of the high school in a neighborhood between Williamson and Canterbury roads, said the gunman may have been hiding in bushes near his house.
“I cut them all down,” Jones said.
To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397 or find him on Twitter@joekovacjr.