A Winder woman and her friends narrowly escaped serious injury after her ex-boyfriend fired several shots at a West Wright Street residence.
The woman said her ex-boyfriend was angry that she had not bought pills for him as he had requested. The woman and her friends later received several calls and texts from the man. In one message, the ex-boyfriend threatened to shoot at both the woman and her friends.
On Jan. 6, the woman received another call from the ex-boyfriend. After hanging up on him, she looked out the window and saw a black Mitsubishi Eclipse that she recognized. As the car passed by, she heard four to five gunshots and saw muzzle flashes coming from the vehicle.
When police arrived, they found bullet holes in the living room window as well as in several walls within the house. According to the report, the bullets barely missed striking the woman and the other occupants of the living room.
The suspect has not been located.
Lazy-eyed man warns of hostage threat
On Jan. 4, a man entered the offices of the Barrow County News asking to speak with a reporter. The man said he wanted to report some news.
When asked what news he wanted to report, the man replied, “something’s going to happen.” Upon further questioning, the man said a bank manager from a downtown bank was going to be held hostage. The man then drove away in a black SUV.
The Winder Police Department stationed officers in all downtown banks and notified other local law enforcement agencies to be aware of the threat. No attempt was made against any bank employee.
The suspect in the incident was described as a white male, 5’ 6” tall with stringy hair, a lazy eye and a strong odor of cigarette smoke on his person. At the time of the threat, he was wearing a red windbreaker and orange pajama pants.