PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- An armed robbery suspect has been taken into custody in Paulding County.
According to Sgt. Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery around 4 p.m. The man was trying to steal farm equipment. When deputies arrived at the scene the suspect allegedly pointed a rifle into the air. During the incident, the weapon was fired into the air several times, Henson said.
A short time later, the suspect was seen making his way down Bobby Austin Road, where it was discovered he dropped the weapon.
The suspect was later taken into custody at an abandoned home.
South Paulding County High School is scheduled to hold its homecoming game on Friday. According to Dr. Otott of Paulding County School District, the game is still scheduled to take place. Winn Road is a road that must be taken to get to the game.