Cleveland man charged with aggravated assault


CLEVELAND, Ga. – Charles Gregory Tompkins, 46, of Cleveland turned himself in at the White County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 14. Tompkins is charged with aggravated assault with a gun, cruelty to children in the first degree and reckless conduct.

According to the Cleveland Police Department report, on Oct. 5, Tompkins “Pulled a firearm on a juvenile while sitting in the parking lot of the (Cleveland) Walmart” and told the boy he was going to rob Walmart before laying the gun barrel on the boy’s leg.

The report does not indicate Tompkins made any attempt to rob the store but does indicate he might be “having a diabetic episode.”

After a month-long forensic investigation, Tompkins decided to turn himself in and was immediately charged. Bond was set at $20,000.



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