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Barnesville man arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against his workplace

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BARNESVILLE — The GBI has arrested a 24-year-old Barnesville man for terroristic threats stemming from a conversation he allegedly had with a co-worker.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 24-year-old Michael C. Hudgins was arrested by GBI Agents for Terroristic Threats and Acts. 

In addition to that charge, Hudgins was also charged with theft by receiving a stolen firearm, seven counts of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

This arrest stems from an investigation by the GBI along with Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI’s assistance in reference to a terroristic threats investigation involving Hudgins, an employee of Continental Tire at the Aldora Mill.  

According to the GBI, Hudgins made comments to another Continental Tire employee about bringing an AK 47 rifle to work and “shooting up the place.” Hudgins also allegedly told this other employee not to come to work on Feb. 1 because he was going to carry out his assault on that day.

On Tuesday, GBI Agents and sheriff’s dept. investigators made contact with Hudgins at his residence. Prior to making contact with Hudgins, law enforcement discovered that he was on first offender probation from a previous arrest.

In Hudgins bedroom, law enforcement discovered seven firearms that they say Hudgins is not permitted to have due to his probation conditions.

Law enforcement then found over three ounces of suspected methamphetamine, along with a quantity of suspected marijuana, in an outbuilding on the property.

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Thom Chandler
Thom Chandler is the editor of The Georgia Sun and has been writing, editing and managing websites and blogs since 1995. He is a lifelong Georgian and one of those increasingly rare Atlanta natives.

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