Austin Gabriel Ellington

A Cedartown man remains in the Polk County Jail on multiple charges after police reported he tried to shoot at a family member with the intent to kill them in a Wednesday morning incident on Antioch Road.

Austin Gabriel Ellington, 22, of an Antioch Road address, remained in the Polk County Jail as of this posting awaiting bond to be set on felony and misdemeanor charges.

Police reported they arrived at his residence after 911 received a call about shots being fired in the area and went to investigate at 8:18 a.m. on May 26.

The Polk County Police report on the incident did not contain a full narrative of what happened, but did include enough information to identify Ellington as the lone man with a firearm during the incident and that he had shot at a family member “with the intent of murder” as well as threatened that same family member prior to the shooting.

Additionally this happened in front of a 13-year-old child, and around several residences nearby.

Police found marijuana and items used in distribution including scales and baggies on the scene as well, the report indicated. They did not report how much of the drug was found, but it was less than an ounce at the scene.

Ellington was taken into custody without further incident following the shooting on felony charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana and possession of tools for commission of a crime. He was also charged with misdemeanors for two counts of reckless conduct, cruelty to children in the third degree, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

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