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Dalton father/son duo accused of threatening people with gun strike plea deal

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A father/son duo from Dalton accused of threatening to shoot people who they believed entered their dump truck have entered plea agreements to avoid going to trial. 

44-year-old William Jackson and 19-year-old Jonathon Jackson have pleaded no contestto  amended charges of 3rd Degree Assault and AttemptedTerroristic Threats. Jonathon Jackson also pleaded no contest to a charge of Criminal Trespass.

They were initially charged with use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and making terroristic threats.

Court documents say that Jonathon Jackson saw some people in the dump truck that his family owns, but fled before they could be contacted. Jackson says 30 minutes later, he noticed 3 males walking north of his residence. Those men said they were simply out walking to a friends house.

While the 3 men were at their friends house, Jonathon Jackson entered the residence and told the home owner "I'll blow holes in your chest right now." Witnesses say that he was holding a handgun.

Several days later, William Jackson stopped them and told them to stop getting his truck. He then allegedly pointed a revolver at them and threatened to beat them and shoot them if they stepped foot onto his property again. He also said that he was "just crazy enough to do it."

All charges they face are Class I Misdemeanors, and each carry up to one year in jail. Sentencing for the Jackson's has been set for Wednesday at non.

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