Cleveland man charged with aggravated assault


CLEVELAND, Ga. – Linton Gordon Adams, 20, of Cleveland was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly brandished a revolver and threatened to kill Steven Ruis, a friend of Adams’ mother.

According to the police report Adams had been arguing with his wife Faith Adams. When he attempted to get in his vehicle to leave, Ruis said Adams’ mother, Amy Eller, attempted to stop him because he was intoxicated.

The argument then escalated to include Eller and Ruis and at some point, Adams allegedly went into the residence at 336 Nelms Road to retrieve a weapon and threatened to kill Ruis.

Eller told police that Adams’ grandparents came outside and took the pistol from her son at which point, he walked back into his grandparents’ residence and said he was going to hang himself if he went to jail.

Deputies Michael Ramey and Chris Williamson of the White County Sheriff’s Office say when they arrived at the scene Adams was staggering while walking and very erratic in his speech.

Williamson recovered the pistol and gave it to Ramey who placed Linton under arrest and escorted him to the White County Detention Center where he was being held without bond.



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