By Tia Lynn Ivey
Gary Daniel Mullins Jr., a 47-year-old Mansfield man who was recently arrested for allegedly firing gun shots at Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley, has now been arrested and federally indicted on new charges after allegedly threatening to assault and murder Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in December 2018.
Earlier this month, a Morgan County Grand Jury declined to indict Mullins on charges of aggravated of assault for allegedly shooting at Markley. However, Mullins is currently in state custody on new federal charges, with a federal grand jury indicting him on Mar. 12 on three counts of retaliating against a federal official by threat.
According to the United State District Court for the Middle District of Georgia indictment, Mullins “did threaten to assault and murder special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Macon Resident Agency, with intent to retaliate against said agents on account of the performance of said agents’ official duties.”
According to Melissa Hodges, Middle District of GA Representative for the United States Attorneys Office, Mullins “is currently in state custody. We expect Mr. Mullins to be remanded into federal custody at a future date.”
Back in January, Mullins was arrested after being released from a mental evaluation facility by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and aggravated assault for allegedly firing multiple shots at Sheriff Markley. Even though a Morgan County Grand Jury did not indict Mullins on those charges, they did, however, indict Mullins on one charge possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and reckless conduct.
Reports state that Markley followed Mullins and after Mullins pulled into a cemetery parking lot at the intersection of Davis Academy and Old Mill Road the sheriff and a second deputy were able to detain Mullins.
After the stop, Morgan County Chief Deputy Keith Howard said, “Observations and communications with the individual led to the individual being transported for mental health evaluation.”
Reports state that on Dec. 26, Markley followed Mullins after Mullins allegedly fired four gunshots in Markley’s direction and after Mullins pulled into a cemetery parking lot at the intersection of Davis Academy and Old Mill Road the sheriff and a second deputy were able to detain Mullins.
After the stop, Chief Deputy Keith Howard said, “Observations and communications with the individual led to the individual being transported for mental health evaluation.”