A Norcross man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kidnap Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley on Monday afternoon.
William Francis Holmes, 36, of Norcross was arrested and charged with intimidation or injury of a court officer after he allegedly entered Bagley’s courtroom at about 4:30 p.m. on March 4, and demanded to speak with the judge, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.
Rainwater said that Holmes entered the courtroom during a break and “loudly proclaimed” that he wanted to speak with Bagley because of the imprisonment of “his wife and his property.”
“Before we could escort him out, he approached a female in the hallway stating that he wanted to meet some like-minded people so he could kidnap Judge Bagley,” Rainwater said.
After this interaction, Rainwater said that Holmes was taken into custody by courthouse deputies.
Holmes is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.