A man who reportedly had an angry meltdown in a bank drive-thru, and ended the episode by reportedly flashing a gun, is in the Cherokee County jail facing assault and other charges.
According to Canton Police Department spokesman Pacer Cordry:
Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wells Fargo bank at Prominence Point shopping center, 43-year-old Michael Roberts of Canton became upset while using the bank’s drive-thru.
Witnesses told police that Roberts yelled curses and threats, and threw a pneumatic tube canister at the teller window. He flashed a gun before driving away, witnesses said.
Using surveillance video and the statements of witnesses, officers were able to identify the man as Roberts and got a warrant for his arrest. He was located that night at a relative’s house in Paulding County, where he was arrested by local sheriff’s deputies and taken to the Cherokee County jail.
Roberts was charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal damage to property. As of late Thursday afternoon, he was still in jail with no bond set.
“I would like to thank all of the Canton P.D. officers involved in this case for their hard work in getting this armed and dangerous person in custody,” Canton police Chief Stephen Merrifield said. “I would also like to thank the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in locating and arresting this suspect.”