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Suspect in manhunt near Lake Jackson area arrested after threatening to kill victim with AR-15

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Posted at 11:12 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 18:59:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee man that invoked a manhunt in the Lake Jackson area last week, has been arrested after being accused of sticking an AR-15 in the victim's face and threatening to kill her because she was leaving him.

Warren Aiken Jr., 31, was taken into custody by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

LCSO was called to a home on May 17 on Crowder Loop in response to a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived on scene, Aiken had already fled on foot and the victim was visibly upset with a bruise on her cheek.

While talking with deputies, the victim said Aiken became very upset when she told him their relationship was over and started to pack her things.

As the argument escalated, the victim stated she picked up their baby because Aiken would less likely hurt her with the baby near, but he charged at the victim, knocking them all to the floor.

The baby had a small amount of a blood in the corner of her mouth, but according to the victim, she believed that came from the baby biting her lip as she was falling.

The victim told deputies Aiken slapped her, then stood over her yelling "we're supposed to make this work." Court documents also stated Aiken then grabbed an AR-15 off the top of the dresser, "cocked back the gun" and told her, "I'm going to shoot you in the face if you leave."

The victim said she was on the ground and Aiken "stuck it (the AR) in her face."

Court documents show Aiken is also a convicted felon in the state of Florida.

Aiken is facing charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery, and cruelty toward child abuse without great bodily harm.

He was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility and his bond has been set at $15,500.

Aiken's booking report photograph was exempted from release under the public records law because he is related to a law enforcement or other similar public employee.

A manhunt is underway for a man suspected in a domestic aggravated battery with child abuse in the Crowder Loop area near Lake Jackson.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office confirms that deputies responded to a home in the area for a domestic aggravated battery with child abuse.

The suspect has been identified as Warren Aiken, Jr. He has not yet been taken into custody.

They say a perimeter was established in the area but has since been taken down. However, deputies say they are remaining in the area and are still making attempts to locate Aiken. There is no threat to the public.

Investigators say Aiken is a white man with tattoos on his face. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and khaki pants.

If you see Aiken, you are asked to call the Leon County Sheriff's office immediately at (850) 606-3300.