Man’s charge upgraded to felony after SWAT situation at Milton home

George Randall Moore

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

George Randall Moore

Police in north Fulton County have charged a man with felony aggravated assault after a SWAT situation at a Milton home.

George Randall Moore also faces a reckless conduct charge in connection with the incident, which happened  Wednesday afternoon at a home on Watson’s Bend in The Manor Golf and Country Club.

Family members called police to report a man in distress at the home and requested a wellness check, Milton police spokesman Capt. Charles Barstow said.

Moore was inside the home, police said. When officers arrived, he refused to open the door.

“They were able to speak briefly with him on the phone on two occasions,” Barstow told Channel 2 Action News. “He disconnected the call, and at that point, we decided it would be better to have North Fulton SWAT come out and assist.”

The man was led away from the home in handcuffs. 

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The SWAT team was assembled for the officers’ safety, Barstow said. After more than two hours, Moore surrendered.

He was led away from the home in handcuffs.

No shots were fired during the incident, Channel 2 reported. Police said Moore fired a gun inside the house before officers arrived.

Moore was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail, officials said.

Barstow said investigators were originally unable to contact a female victim in the case, but managed to speak with her Wednesday afternoon. A charge of simple assault/family violence was added “based on her testimony to officers interviewing her,” Barstow said.

That charge was elevated to the felony assault charge during a Thursday morning hearing, Fulton County sheriff’s officials said.

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