By: Kara Duffy
August 21, 2013
Thomasville, GA - A man is now facing several charges after firing a stolen gun at squirrels in downtown Thomasville.
Authorities with the Thomasville/Thomas County Narcotics Division say they heard shots fired from the porch of a home during a routine patrol along Oak Street.
When they confronted 50-year-old Cecil Hill, he told them he was trying to shoot the squirrels because they were eating his pecans.
After further investigation, agents learned Hill was a convicted felon and the rifle he was shooting, had been reported stolen back in the nineties.
"We made him put the gun down, placed him in handcuffs, detained him. He told us we could search the house, that he had a marijuana cigarette in the ash tray. We then searched the rest of the bedroom and found two bags of marijuana," said Kevin Lee, the the Vice Commander of the Narcotics Division.
Hill was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor marijuana possession, disorderly conduct and theft by receiving stolen property.