Rossville man ar­rested after sus­pi­cious pack­age in­ci­dent at Ar­mory

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

A Rossville, Ga. man was ar­rested Fri­day morn­ing after leav­ing a sus­pi­cious pack­age at the Army Na­tional Guard Ar­mory in Cal­houn.

Ac­cord­ing to Cal­houn Po­lice Chief Garry Moss, the CPD has charged Kenneth Le­bron Med­ley, 55, in con­nec­tion with a sus­pi­cious pack­age left at the lo­cal Ar­mory, lo­cated at 300 North River Street in Cal­houn.

At ap­prox­i­mately 7:15 a.m. on Fri­day, Sept. 15, a white male, later iden­ti­fied as Med­ley, en­tered onto the prop­erty of the Na­tional Guard Ar­mory and spoke with guards­men, de­mand­ing they hold a pack­age for Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, ac­cord­ing to the CPD. Med­ley then left the premises and trav­eled south on River Street. A deputy with the Gor­don County Sher­iff’s Office made con­tact with Med­ley on High­way 53 near Plainville and ini­ti­ated a traf­fic stop.

“The item does not ap­pear to con­tain any­thing that would pose a threat; how­ever, we will con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate this in­ci­dent in an ef­fort to find a de­fin­i­tive an­swer as to why the pack­age was left at this par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion, and to un­cover any pos­si­ble threats that may ex­ist in con­nec­tion with this in­ci­dent,” said CPD Cap­tain Tony Pyle.

Early Mon­day, Sept. 18, in­ves­ti­ga­tors with the CPD re­leased the con­tents of the pack­age, which in­cluded three blank note­books, sev­eral pic­ture frames with stock pho­to­graphs and other pa­pers, de­scribed as trash by an of­fi­cer.

Med­ley has been charged with one mis­de­meanor count of crim­i­nal tres­pass and one mis­de­meanor county of dump­ing/dis­pos­ing lit­ter on pub­lic or pri­vate prop­erty.

GOR­DON COUNTY SHER­IFF'S OFFICE / Spe­cial

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