Roscoe Allen, 60, has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking for allegedly threatening Mayor Tony Paulk during a meeting with citizens at the George Washington Carver Shopping Center (The Block) Tuesday night.
On Feb. 6, 2020, Superior Court Judge Kelly Brooks granted Mayor Paulk a restraining order against Allen after Allen allegedly made other threats toward Paulk earlier this year. The restraining order states that Allen can’t be within 500 yards of Mayor Paulk for one year. Tuesday night’s alleged incident was a violation of the restraining order.
Mayor Paulk was meeting with a large number of citizens at The Block when Allen pulled up in a Dodge Charger and began yelling at Paulk in a threatening manner. Other citizens rushed toward Allen, urging him to drive off. After shouting at Mayor Paulk, Allen sped away. Mayor Paulk notified the Douglas Police Department, which sent two officers to the scene. Officers began looking for Allen Tuesday night. He was eventually located, arrested, and charged with aggravated stalking. He was transported to the Coffee County Jail where he remains incarcerated at the time this story was posted.
In June, Allen was banned from all city facilities and functions following an incident that occurred on June 8, 2020, in which Allen allegedly threatened to hit a female city employee. Allen has also been indicted for pulling a gun on an individual during an incident that occurred in 2019. He is out on bond for both of those incidents.