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Threats land man in jail

Thursday, January 18, 2007

An emotionally shaken Horseshoe Bend man was arrested after making multiple threats while at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Jan. 8.

Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said Gerald Arrington, 50, repeatedly threatened to kill a man Arrington said had had an affair with his wife.

Arrington unexpectedly arrived at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and was noticeably upset, according to Roork.

Roork said Arrington asked to speak with him. As they spoke, Arrington revealed that he believed his wife had recently had an affair, and he planned to kill the man she was involved with.

Roork said he continued talking with Arrington in an attempt to calm him. Despite this, Arrington still said he was determined to kill the man involved in the affair. "He (Arrington) said repeatedly that he was going to kill (him) 100 percent," Roork wrote in the official arrest affidavit.

In addition to Arrington insisting he would kill the individual, he began to make other threatening remarks, Roork said.

"Arrington related to me that he was an expert marksman with a rifle and could do this (kill the man from as far away as) 600 yards," according to the affidavit. "(Arrington) said that he had training in explosives and knew how to make bombs."

Arrington was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening.

Shortly after his arrest, Arrington posted a $5,000 bond and was released from authorities.

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