William Alfred McKinley
Friday morning (August 17, 2012) at approximately 8:10 Investigator John Hays was notified by a witness that they overheard a disturbing conversation while at the BP Station located at 436 North Expressway. The witness observed a white male customer in line with a handgun telling the store employee that “Jesus was coming today and he was going to take out some Jews”. He asked for the location of the Spalding County Courthouse and direction. The witness was able to obtain the vehicle description and tag number and passed this on to Investigator Hays. Sgt Hays placed a look-out for the subject and vehicle and notified Spalding County Sheriff Beam of the incident and that GPD was searching for the suspect. It was discovered that shortly after the incident at the BP Station the suspect came into the Spalding County Courthouse with a weapon and was advised by deputies working courthouse security to leave.