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Teen Arrested in Wakulla County for Aggravated Assault with Intent to Kill

Richard Armstrong Jr.
Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 08:56:13-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Wakulla County teen accused of running a group of teens off the road, pulling a knife one of them, then shooting a shotgun over their heads while making violent threats has been arrested.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said that Richard Armstrong Jr. was arrested on Tuesday. They said that they received a report about the incident involving Armstrong Jr. on March 24.

Witnesses told them that on that day, Armstrong Jr. had run seven teens off the road while driving a Jeep. As the teens congregated in the forest off Highway 313, Armstrong Jr. approached them with a knife.

They said that he tried to get into a fight with one of the teens, who tried to talk him out of the fight. 

WCSO said that once the teens realized that Armstrong Jr. was only interested in causing trouble, they all ran to their cars. When they did, Armstrong Jr. pulled out a single-shot 16-gauge shotgun from the Jeep and shot once into the air over the teens' heads.

Deputies say that they were able to recover the shotgun during their investigation. 

On Tuesday, WCSO arrested Armstrong Jr. who is facing seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. 

He was booked into the Wakulla County Jail.