Neighbor dispute brings SWAT team out

Mark Derrick Threat

Mark Derrick Threat

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A dispute between two neighbors produced a call from the Gwinnett County Police SWAT team on Sunday night.

Mark Derrick Threat, 50, of 1200 Spring Branch Ct. in Lawrenceville was charged with aggravated assault and held without bond in the Gwinnett jail following the three-hour ordeal. Threat's neighbor alerted police after they got into an argument and Threat allegedly went inside and got a shotgun, then threatened the neighbor, Gwinnett police Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Threat, who had been drinking, Smith said, refused to come out when officers arrived, and they never saw the shotgun.

"He was moving around inside, but wouldn't come to the door," Smith said. "Because he had a gun and refused to come out, we made it a SWAT call."

Once the SWAT vehicle arrived and officers used a public address system, Threat came out of the house, Smith said.

No one else was home during the incident, Smith said.

According to jail records, it was Threat's 10th arrest since 1999.


mustardandbiscuit 2 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like his last name is bad luck. Perhaps he should change it to "Peace"?!


TOWG 2 years, 4 months ago

Don't make fun of him, I hear he gets riled up real quick.


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