Baton Rouge suspect captured in Georgia after threatening to rape and kill people at gas station


BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33) (FOX 44) — A Baton Rouge man identified as a suspect in an outburst at a Georgia gas station is out of jail, nearly one year after warrants were taken for his arrest.

An off-duty Hall County deputy happened to be in the right place, at the right time, when James David Fagan, 66, was spotted at a gas station in neighboring Gwinnett County. The deputy was familiar with the 2018 case and recognized Fagan, according to a report from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Fagan faces three felony charges of terroristic threatening and one charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in a July 2018 incident at a gas station about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Fagan is accused of walking out of the convenience store, approaching a vehicle at the gas pumps and yelling at a man, woman and teenage girl inside. According to authorities, Fagan threatened to rape one of the vehicle’s occupants and kill them all.

The victims had no previous experience with Fagan, who was later identified with the help of a tipster from surveillance photos the sheriff’s office posted to social media in September 2018.

Police say Fagan was arrested without incident after police pulled over his car on the interstate. He has since been released, according to Gwinnett County jail records.

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