Franklin man charged with threatening coworkers at LaGrange business

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 11, 2015

By Melanie Ruberti



LaGRANGE —A Heard County man was behind bars this morning after threatening to kill his coworkers at a LaGrange business.

Troup County Sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday to Midsouth Mechanical on South Davis Road after being notified that a disgruntled employee had firearms and threatened to kill other employees. The suspect, identified as Anthony Moss, 52, of Franklin, allegedly displayed one of the weapons while he screamed death threats to his fellow colleagues.

The employee may have been upset with some of his co-workers over working hours, said sheriff’s Capt. Mike Caldwell.

Deputies reported Moss had two firearms when they arrived and disarmed him. They took him into custody without further incident, according to a press release.

He was being held in the Troup County Jail without bond on charges of making terroristic threats and acts, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault.

— Editor Matthew Strother contributed to this report.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.