Augusta man arrested for terroristic threats

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Au­gusta man early Saturday after they say he threatened to kill President Obama.

Neil Franklin Wilson, 68, of Greene Street, faces a felony charge of terroristic threats and acts after he told a woman he was going to “shoot President Obama,” according to Richmond County jail records.

According to the police report, a woman contacted the Secret Service through a hotline after Wilson threatened to shoot the president and “shoot up a bus station.” Deputies detained Wilson at the Courtesy Motel at 605 15th St.

Wilson told deputies that he made the threats because the president “cut his check off,” the report states. Wilson said he was upset when he made the remarks and didn’t really want to harm Obama.

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