Georgia man arrested after assaulting man in Hampstead Walmart parking lot, police say
By Jennifer Turiano
Carroll County Times|
Dec 03, 2018 at 5:30 PM
A Georgia man was arrested Nov. 29 after he allegedly assaulted a man in the Hampstead Walmart parking lot.
Carl Alton Tabb, 56, of Suwanee, Georgia, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault. He is being held without bond as of Nov. 30, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, Maryland State Police troopers and Hampstead police responded to a report of a man with a handgun at Walmart. Upon arriving at the scene, the trooper found Tabb in a white truck with a black BB gun on the floor between his feet.
Tabb told the trooper that while he was shopping, he was approached and asked to move his truck, and that when he went to move his truck, he was approached by another truck driver who became verbally aggressive. Tabb told the trooper he thought the other driver was going to punch him and retrieved the BB gun from his truck, but didn’t know it was a felony, according to the statement.
The other driver told the trooper that he asked a Walmart manager to find the person whose truck was blocking the loading bay after an hour of waiting, and that when Tabb came out, he “became irate and began cussing at him,” and “was yelling profanity and acted like he was going to strike him,” the report states.
The driver told the trooper that Tabb retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and returned, pointed the gun to his head and said, “What you going to do now punk?” according to the statement.