ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A man and his son are facing charges after sheriff’s officials say they held guns on the parents of a new homeowner, who were changing the locks to prepare for their son’s move.
Police say the father and son were arrested Monday night and charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and trespassing.
The charges come after Newton County sheriff’s deputies initially praised 45-year-old Robert Canoles and his son, 18-year-old Branden, for their actions.
Authorities say the father and son grabbed rifles and snuck up on Jean-Joseph Kalonji and his wife, Angelica. The Kalonjis were changing locks on the home their son Bruno Kalonji had purchased.
The Covington News reports that deputies arrived and asked the couple for documentation regarding the home purchase, which the couple was unable to provide.