Watkinsville Man Accused of Brandishing Folding Pruning Saw During Fight
The 46-year-old on the day before Thanksgiving was charged with terroristic threats and acts. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Oconee County Sheriff's deputies on Nov. 21 arrested a Watkinsville man on a charge of terroristic threats and acts after an alleged fight broke out at a Moreland Way residence.
According to an incident report, two men in their forties who are roommates were fighting in the front yard over unfinished yard work. A witness told deputies she walked outside and saw one of the men remove a folding pruning saw from his pants and overheard him say to the other, "I'm gonna cut your goddamn head off."
The victim did not wish to give a written statement, but did confirm a threat had been made, according to the report. No one was injured during the incident.
Deputies said it was difficult to interview the suspect because he appeared to be intoxicated. In the report deputies also noted they found an empty pint of whiskey and a partial pint of whiskey during a search of the suspect.
Donald Fred Smith, 46, was arrested on a charge of terroristic threats and acts and taken to the Oconee County Jail. He was later released on a $5,000 bond, according to booking reports.