A convicted felon faces more time behind bars if convicted of a recent aggravated assault charge, police said.
Milton Earl Lilley, 39, Powder Springs, was charged Sunday with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon without a license, said Statesboro Police Capt. L. C. Williams.
Officers arrested Lilley after a victim reported Lilley pointed a gun at them and threatened them with bodily harm, he said. Lilley left the scene before officers could respond to a complaint call, but officers apprehended him when the victims followed him, keeping police informed of his whereabouts, he said.
Advanced Patrol Officer Nathan Bolton performed a traffic stop on Lilley's vehicle, and after Det. Kelphie Lundy ran a background check revealing Lilley was a convicted felon, the officers placed him under arrest and took him to the Bulloch County Jail, Williams said.