9 Year old boy arrested for chasing adults with gun www.privateofficer.com
LEBANON, Tenn. Nov. 26, 2007 — A 9-year-old boy is accused of shooting a rifle at an adult caretaker and another child and then chasing them with a steak knife, authorities said. No one was injured.
The victims of the Nov. 17 incident said the boy, who was not identified, took aim at them with a rifle, according to a police report. One victim said he hid behind a tree, at which point the boy fired and hit the tree.
The boy then took the butt of the rifle and broke the glass of the door of the home, the report stated. After the boy calmed down, the caretaker let him back into the home.
The victims said the boy later ran at them with a steak knife he grabbed from the kitchen, so they locked themselves in a room. While inside, the boy stabbed the doors to the rooms several times.
The victims, an adult caregiver and a juvenile, said the boy later ran toward them with a knife while laughing.
A deputy responding to the call heard slamming doors and screaming from inside, and could see the child through the broken window in the door.
The deputy found a six- to nine-inch steak knife under the couch and detained the boy.
The boy was released to his mother on a temporary custody order by Judge Barry Tatum. A juvenile citation was issued and the boy is scheduled to appear in juvenile court.
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