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Recently Fired Employee Allegedly Threatens to Shoot up Restaurant in Cobb County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trinny Price has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up everyone in his former employer's restaurant - a Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen off of Cobb Parkway.

According to reports, his manager refused to give him his final paycheck. Eye witnesses said that his manager asked Price to turn in his work uniform in return for the paycheck. Price allegedly refused and exclaimed that he had a firearm in his backpack and would shoot everyone if he wasn't given his paycheck.

Cobb County police arrested him on terroristic threat charges.

Terroristic Threats in Georgia

Terroristic Threats in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code as:

A person commits the offense of a terroristic threat when he or she threatens to:

  • Commit any crime of violence;
  • Release any hazardous substance; or
  • Burn or damage property.

The terroristic threat shall be made:

  • With the purpose of terrorizing another;
  • With the purpose of causing the evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation;
  • With the purpose of otherwise causing serious public inconvenience; or
  • In reckless disregard of the risk of causing the terror, evacuation, or inconvenience. O.C.G.A. §16-11-37.

The penalty for a terroristic threats conviction depends on the severity of the threat. Most of the time, the conviction will be counted as a misdemeanor which can include up to 12 months in jail, $1,000 in fines, or both.

If, however, the threat suggests the death of the threatened victim, then the conviction will most likely be counted as a felony which can include up to 5 years in prison.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is of the utmost importance - it can be the difference between serious consequences and a second chance.

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