Man arrested in Green Meadows Townhouses shooting


MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) – Residents at the Green Meadows Townhouses in Macon are tired of the violence.

“There’s too much nonsense going on,” said a Green Meadows resident, who did not want to be named. “They do anything that they want to do and terrorize the neighborhood and it’s not cool for the children, it’s really not.”

Early Friday morning, Bibb County deputies arrested 27-year-old Antwan Butts. Deputies say Butts went to Green Meadows Townhouses to continue an argument that started at another location.

“[Butts] apparently kicked the door in, went into the apartment, pointed the weapon at some occupants at the apartment,” said Lt. Randy Gonzalez of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. “The person he was looking for was not there at the time.”

As Butts left the apartment, he fired shots into the air. No one was injured. But neighbors are still worried, especially with children.

“My concern is that, bullets have no names on it,” said the unnamed resident. “If that would have came down and hit my child and she’s only one, I would have flipped my wig, like seriously though.”

She says the neighborhood isn’t safe and it’s been like that since she can remember.

“Kids can’t even ride their bikes throughout the day,” the resident said. “There’s so much shooting, so many things going on.”

Lt. Gonzalez says deputies have been called to Green Meadows before for similar shootings. He says deputies on patrol will be more vigilant in the area, especially after this one.

Butts is in jail with no bond. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

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Edna Ruiz joined the 41NBC news team in October of 2016. She was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. Edna graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2016, majoring in Telecommunications with a focus in Broadcast News and a minor in Political Science. During her time at USF, she interned at Univision Tampa Bay, FOX 13 News and was the On-Air Promotions announcer for the New York Yankees during Spring Training. She was a USF Latino Scholar and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She comes from a Mexican-American background and is fluent in Spanish. Although she’s very new to the area, she is excited to be serving the Middle Georgia community. Edna loves to meet new people and hear their stories. So, if you have a story idea or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out to her at