Chickamauga Man Discharges Gun Inside House; Has To Be Flushed Out With OC Gas; Is Father Of Teen Shot And Killed In Scrap Metal Incident

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Chickamauga, Ga., man discharged a firearm inside his home early Saturday morning and later had to be flushed out with the use of OC gas, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Group (SOG) was called to a residence at 19B 466 Walker Hollow Road.

Officers responded to a call at approximately 2:20 a.m. Upon arrival, the suspect was determined to be Bobby Joe McConathy, 43.  McConathy's wife and three other people were able to escape the residence.

  McConathy's adult daughter was detained, but eventually was allowed to leave. 

Around 5 a.m., the Walker County SOG arrived on the scene after McConathy refused to come out. At approximately 10:03 a.m. OC gas was used to flush him out. McConathy was arrested as he attempted to escape by running out the back door of the residence.
 
He was charged with five counts of reckless endangerment, five counts of simple battery, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
 
McConathy was transported and booked into the Walker County Detention Facility.
 

There were no injuries during the incident.

Bobby McConathy is the father of 17-year-old Dalton McConathy, who was shot and killed on Nov. 11 while allegedly trying to steal scrap metal.


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