A Jefferson man was arrested by Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies Saturday evening following a shooting at a local motel.
Banks County Sheriff Charles Chapman reported shortly after 9 p.m. deputies responded to the Jameson Inn, 267 Steven B. Tanger Boulevard, Commerce, to the report of domestic dispute with shots fired.
“The first deputy on the scene met a male in the yard who told the deputy that a man and woman were arguing inside,” Chapman said.
As the deputy got close enough to see inside the lobby of the motel, he saw a man raise a handgun and fire a shot.
Two additional Banks County deputies arrived on the scene. They were able to talk the man, Robert Douglas Clonts, 58, of 852 Brockton Loop Road, Jefferson, into coming outside where he was taken into custody without incident.
Clonts faces charges of aggravated assault – Family Violence Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Information given at the scene was that Clonts came to the motel where his wife, Pamela Michele Clonts, was working and accused her of things and started shooting a handgun.
Clonts fired three shots, one into a computer monitor, one into a monitor where his wife was working and one at a camera located on the wall behind his wife, Chapman reported.
“Clonts stated that he would kill his wife,” Chapman said.
Chapman said Clonts was intoxicated when he was taken into custody and transported to the Banks County Jail.
Banks County EMS was also on the scene, Chapman said.
The investigation continues by the BCSO criminal investigation division.