Gwinnett County man arrested for ‘real and valid’ threats against judge during livestream

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is facing multiple charges after authorities said he threatened to shoot a county judge during a livestream video.

The sheriff’s office said deputies arrested Micquel Deandre Gay on Monday after posting a 24-minute livestream video on social media where he shoot a Gwinnett County Superior judge who denied his motion to terminate his probation. Authorities said Gay also threatened to shoot employees and shut down the county courthouse.

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Authorities said during the livestream Gay “reassured” that his threats were “real and valid” and showed off a firearm in the video.


Gay was tracked down in Rockdale County by investigators of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive and T.R.A.C.E Units, with assistance from the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit. Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office aided with safely arresting Gay, and he was taken to the Rockdale County Jail.

Gay was charged with Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon and Conducting Criminal Gang Activity.

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