A man is accused of charging two Warner Robins police officers with a metal pipe and a steak knife raised over his head just hours after assaulting a convenience store shopper.
Jakeen Jamal Shinholster, 29, of Warner Robins, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer in the incident Wednesday afternoon, according to a warrant.
Shortly after 3 p.m., officers Danny Oxley and Valerie Moan were dispatched to a 911 call of a man saying he was "666" and was on a hill on Johns Road with a metal pipe and a knife, Warner Robins Assistant Police Chief John Wagner said. In the Bible, the numbers 666 are often associated with the beast in Revelation and sometimes refer to the devil or evil.
The caller, later identified as Shinholster, was found in the vicinity armed with the pipe and knife on Keith Drive near his home, dressed in blue and white- striped pajama pants and a dark blue hoodie.
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Shinholster allegedly came at the officers with the weapons while threatening that he was going to kill them by stabbing them in the throat, the warrant said.
Officers used a stun gun to subdue Shinholster, who was first taken to the Medical Center for an evaluation before he was taken to the Houston County Detention Center, Wagner said.
Earlier, 64-year-old Edward Farms was coming out of Rocky's Snack N Shop at 1029 N. Davis Drive when he was attacked from behind by a man, later identified as Shinholster, Wagner said.
Shinholster allegedly struck Farms several times with a metal pipe, causing severe lacerations to his head and a large bruise to his left arm, according to another arrest warrant.
Farms did not know Shinholster, who did not say a word when he attacked Farms, Wagner said.
An internal police investigation will look at the use of force in the deployment of the Taser stun gun, Wagner said. Given the circumstances, Wagner said he thinks the use of force was justified.