Threatening call to DFCS leads to confrontation, arrest

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CAIRO — Grady Count Division of Family and Children Services workers received a frightening phone call this week, and the caller was taken into custody following a confrontation with law enforcement.

Investigators say Timothy Brock, 48, made several "disturbing comments" during a phone call to the DFCS office in Cairo on Tuesday that concerned staff enough that they contacted the sheriff's office.

"He had some animosity toward the DFCS office and a specific DFCS worker and said that if things didn't change, that it was going to hit the national news," said Capt. Chris Luckey, Grady County Sheriff's Office.

A local judge was notified of the call due to implications that the judge could possibly be at risk.

Though the sheriff's office found Brock's comments to be concerning, Luckey said it did not rise to the level of criminality.

"At the end of the investigation, we determined that there was just not enough sufficient evidence to support an actual direct threat," he said.

During the call, Brock indicated that he would show up at the DFCS office Wednesday morning, and the sheriff's office had an officer present to ensure their safety. A hearing had been scheduled that day between DFCS and the mother of Brock's child.

Brock arrived at the DFCS office at around 8 a.m.

According to law enforcement, Brock was combative toward DFCS staff, and he began using profanities. Luckey said Brock also refused to comply when a staff member asked for him to step outside.

"I had to place my hands on him and escort him through the door," Luckey said.

Once in the parking lot, Brock turned his anger on Luckey.

"He was very belligerent and hostile," Luckey said.

Brock was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer. He was released from the Grady County Jail later that day on a $1,050 bond.

Authorities suspect Brock's resentment toward DFCS stems from a hearing where a judge placed Brock's child in another home.

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