January 23, 2022

Waffle House gunman in custody after standoff

William Madison Cahall

William Madison Cahall

(Lagrange, GA) — Early this morning at around 3:10 a.m. deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Waffle House at 4560 Hamilton Road in Lagrange in regards to a suspicious person who had been in the restroom for close to two hours and possibly had some type of firearm.

According to a press release issued by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, after arriving on the scene deputies made verbal contact through the door trying to talk the suspect into coming out.

The male made it clear that he was armed with a weapon and refused to surrender himself. After several hours of talking with the suspect, mutual aid was requested for the LaGrange Police Department to assist.

Negotiators and members of the Emergency Response Unit (ESU) from LPD arrived on the scene and began to coordinate with the Sheriff’s Office incident command.

Negotiations continued until officers were successful in removing the male from the restaurant and he was taken into custody at 8:42 am this morning without further incident.

Investigators have charged William Madison Cahall, 36 years of age, of Woodstock, Georgia with VGCSA Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony Obstruction of Officers and Criminal Trespass.

Cahall is currently in the Troup County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. More charges are expected.


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