Crime

Macon man charged with terroristic threats at gun range

One of the men arrested in connection with a recent shooting at Lake Tobesofkee turned himself in on charges from a prior incident Friday.

Macon resident Kinnan Ghali, 27, was charged with four counts of making terroristic threats that stemmed from an altercation at Eagle Gun Range on June 27, 2014.

Ghali went to the gun range to rent a firearm for a session on the range, said Lt. Randy Gonzalez, public information officer with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. When Ghali’s session was over, he started a conversation with an employee about potentially purchasing a weapon.

“During that conversation, he became agitated,” Gonzalez said. “At some point, he started yelling at the employee.”

There were four employees at Eagle Gun Range during the argument, which escalated before Ghali left the establishment.

“At that time, he told the employees that he was going to ‘kill them, shoot them and blow up the building,’” Gonzalez read from the incident report.

Ghali was released Friday on a bond of $11,800.

Investigators obtained the warrant for the incident in the time since Ghali was arrested April 24 on a charge of willful obstruction of law enforcement officers. That occurred during an investigation that led to his brother Basil Ghali being charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting at three fishermen on Lake Tobesofkee. The Ghalis live in a house in the 100 block of Lotus Point Drive.

To contact writer Jeremy Timmerman, call 744-4331.

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