Nichols, Tommy Ray
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At approximately 2156 hours on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, I was dispatched to [6000 BLOCK] N Main Street Southeast, in Acworth, Georgia, regarding an aggravated assault.
Upon arrival, I spoke with Victim, [VICTIM #1], who advised his Neighbor/Suspect/Arrestee, Tommy Nichols, poined a rifle at him. [VICTIM #1] said he was outside when Tommy began to yell and curse at him. [VICTIM #1] said Tommy had a rifle in his hands and looked at [VICTIM #1] and pointed the rifle directly at him.
[VICTIM #1] said he was scared for his safety and thought he would have been killed by Tommy due to recent incidents involving both Tommy and him. [VICTIM #1] said it appeared to look like a rifle. [VICTIM #1] said he immediately went inside and contacted Law Enforcement. [VICTIM #1] was not armed, nor did he say he provoked or insulted Tommy for him to defend himself with a rifle.
I spoke to Tommy who said he was shooting his Daisy BB rifle gun in his backyard. Tommy said he did not point the gun at [VICTIM #1]. Tommy showed me where he was shooting his BB rifle. I located the BB rifle that was on the back porch of the residence. Tommy appeared to be extremely intoxicated and while talking to him he smelled of an alcoholic beverage. Tommy denied all allegations of pointing the BB rifle at [VICTIM #1].
I spoke with Witness, [WITNESS #1], who said she was in the kitchen when she heard several “pops” coming from the direction of the incident location. [WITNESS #1] said looked outside to observe Tommy in his yard pointing a rifle or shotgun at [VICTIM #1]. [WITNESS #1] said she was scared for [VICTIM #1]’s safety due to past incidents involving all parties.
I took possession of the BB rifle and had [VICTIM #1] and [WITNESS #1] verify that the weapon they saw was in the fact the weapon I showed them, to which both of them agreed it was the rifle they had observed. I submitted the BB rifle into evidence.
[VICTIM #1] did wish to pursue criminal charges. I provided [VICTIM #1] with a case number regarding the incident.
I placed Tommy under arrest and transported him to the Bartow County Adult Detention Center without further incident. I ran a criminal history on Tommy which showed Tommy had several prior arrests in both Georgia and Florida for Battery and Assault.
I also looked at previous history involving Tommy and [VICTIM #1]. Both Tommy and [VICTIM #1] have been served with Criminal Trespass warnings to stay off of eachothers property. There were also several calls involving domestic disputes occuring at Tommy’s residence.
Tommy was charged with Aggravated Assault due to using a weapon (BB rifle) for offensive means (pointing it at [VICTIM #1]) which is likely to cause serious bodily injury.