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Peach County man arrested after family dispute

A Peach County man was arrested in woods behind his home after a family dispute.

Sheriff Terry Deese says a deputy tackled Joshua Kargelis, age 20, around noon and took him under arrest.

That happened about 90 minutes after his mother reported that Kargelis had barricaded himself in his room, with a gun, and threatened suicide. Earlier, Deese said, he had been "destroying the house."

Deese said Kargelis struck his mother, causing bruises on her arms. No one else was injured.

When officers arrived, he was actually in the woods nearby. Officers surrounded the area and then tackled him.

Kargelis is charged with battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine.

Deese said he had a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol, but not shots were fired.


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