E. Hall man wanted in weekend incident arrested; faces several charges, one gun-related

A Gillsville man was arrested Monday following two threat incidents that occurred over the weekend.


“On Saturday…deputies were called to the parking lot of a business in the 1700 block of Atlanta Highway in Gainesville where three victims reported they had been threatened by the suspect Juan Jose Hernandez, 40 (who) also has an alias of Gabriel Avila.

The initial investigation determined Hernandez was in possession of a handgun and racked the handgun as a threat to the male victim, who owed money to Hernandez. In addition, Hernandez pointed the handgun at one of the female victims in an attempt to rob her of her cell phone.

Hernandez pushed the third victim, a female, during the course of the altercation. Hernandez left the scene after the male victim paid him a portion of the debt.

The following day…deputies conducted a welfare check on the same male victim from the incident on May 18. In that preliminary investigation, deputies found recorded threats sent via Facebook Messenger to the victim from Hernandez. In the messages, Hernandez threatened bodily harm to the victim.

As a result, Hernandez was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple assault and simple battery for the incident on May 18. He was charged with terroristic threats and acts for the incident on May 19.

Hernandez remains in the Hall County Jail with no bond at this time.”