Newnan man threatens to spray restaurant with AK-47, police say


An Aug. 6 incident at a restaurant on Commerce Drive in Peachtree City resulted in a worker charged with making terroristic threats after saying he would “spray the place up.”

Ernest Wynn-Dix, 27, from Newnan, was charged with felony terroristic threats and acts, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Officers were called to the restaurant in reference to a worker harassing other employees. Upon arrival, an officer was told that Wynn-Dix made comments about using an AK-47 style rifle to “spray the place up.”

Based on the facts and circumstances, probable cause was established for a felony terroristic threats warrant, according to Peachtree City police records.

In another case in Peachtree City, a 15-year-old from East Point staying with his mother at a hotel on Ga. Highway 74 North was charged with entering auto on Aug. 6.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said the victim of the entering auto called to report the theft.

Officers observed the hotel’s video which showed the 15-year-old male entering an unlocked vehicle on two occasions on the same day.

Hyatt said during the first incident he stole $110 in cash and the vehicle’s keys.

During the second incident, the trunk was accessed and a small pouch containing credit cards was stolen.

Hyatt said the 15-year-old, who was staying at the hotel with his mother, was charged with entering auto.