SUSPECT WHO THREATENED POLICE OFFICERS IN BOB EVANS INDICTED FOR CCW, IMPROPER HANDLING OF A FIREARM, AND AGGRAVATED MENACING
Posted on 8/2/2016
Defendant: Gregory B. Gibson
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This defendant not only threatened the police officers with his aggressive and angry demeanor, but also concerned the other patrons and employees inside Bob Evan’s”. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Gregory B. Gibson, age 47, for two counts of Carrying a Concealed Weapon (F-4), one count of Improper Handling of a Firearm (F-4), and two count of Aggravated Menacing (M-1), for a total of five counts. On July 27th, 2016 the defendant and a friend entered the Bob Evans restaurant located at 3988 E. Broad Street in Whitehall, where two Whitehall officers were eating while on their break. Gibson approached the officers, confronted and threatened them, and exited the restaurant. Once outside, Gibson made hand gestures to resemble shooting the officers. The officers arrested Gibson and found a fully loaded gun in Gibson’s pants pocket, along with numerous other weapons. Arraignment for Gibson is set for tomorrow, August 3rd at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street.