Twenty-six-year old Justin Blake Mitchell of McDonough, Georgia has been arrested and charged with hitting a woman with a gun and forcing a 7-year-old boy to smoke marijuana at gunpoint, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News. The incident took place on July 12, but further investigation has resulted in fresh charges being brought against Mitchell.
Reportedly Mitchell struck the woman on the head with the gun and ordered her to hand over her cash and valuable. Mitchell then pointed the gun at the 7-year-old and “threatened to shoot him if he didn’t smoke marijuana.”
Mitchell, who robbed two other people present in the home, has been charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, two counts of felony larceny and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.
He is currently being held without bond in the Walton County jail.
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