An 18-year-old remained in jail with a $10,000 bond after police found him with a pistol after officers were called in to help when he threatened to shoot his family and then himself, according to a Polk County Police report.
Zaylan Trelmond Gibson, 18, of 75 Pine Road, Cedartown, remained in the Polk County Jail on a $10,000 bond after being charged with a pair of felonies and a misdemeanor on Sunday, March 21.
Polk County Police reported that Gibson followed officer’s orders to get out of a car parked behind the Pine Road home and was taken into custody and found with a Glock 43 pistol where had been sitting in the back seat.
According to the report, Gibson had told officers that “he was hungry and that his mom wouldn’t give him money for food or let him use her car and that he was going to kill himself.”
Gibson’s family told officers that he has “lots of anger issues” and had struck his younger brother in the face and busted his lip previously, and was upset on Sunday about not being able to get the food he wanted, or use the car. Two family members locked the door and hid inside when his threats began.
In the report, family stated that his anger issues have been ongoing and have gotten to the point where they fear for their safety and want him to get help, but won’t.
He was taken to jail without any further incident and charged with felonies for terroristic threats and acts and possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and a misdemeanor for cruelty to children in the third degree.
Gibson remained in jail as of the time of posting.