PORTERDALE, Ga. (AP) -- A man and his son are facing charges after sheriff's officials say they held guns on the new owners of a neighboring home, who were changing the locks to prepare for the move.
The father and son were arrested Monday night and charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and trespassing.
The charges come after Newton County sheriff's deputies initially praised 45-year-old Robert Canoles and his son, 18-year-old Branden, for their actions. Authorities say they grabbed their guns and snuck up behind the people fiddling with the locks.
The Covington News reports that deputies arrived and asked the couple for documentation proving they had purchased the house, which the couple was unable to provide.
Robert Canoles says "the police told me I did a good job."