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BCSO: Man arrested after holding 6 kids at gunpoint
June 14, 2012 0828 PM
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CHRIS OLWELL / News Herald Writer
SOUTHPORT — A 67-year-old Southport man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly held six children at gunpoint when they used his driveway to turn their off-road vehicle around.
Jerry Lee Fulcher was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and six counts each of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. He was being held in the Bay County Jail without bond pending a first appearance in court Friday.
According the BCSO incident report:
The six children, who are between the ages of 4 and 16, told investigators they were riding an ATV and turned into Fulcher’s driveway at 4036 Deer Point Road to turn around at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. They believed the property was vacant, but a man, later identified as Fulcher, came out of the house pointing a handgun at them.
Fulcher ordered the kids to put their hands on their heads, get off the vehicle and lie down on the ground. The 16-year-old driver apologized, but Fulcher cocked the hammer on the revolver and pointed the gun at the driver’s head and told him he’d be the “first to go.” He kept his finger on the trigger.
So based off what I have attempted to find on this guys story...there appears to be no history with this guy and these kids - no prior harassment of him. Seems like he is a loony old guy who just snapped.
I cannot fathom an instance where drawing down on a 4 year old would be justified. This guy is a class 1 jerk and deserves to have the book thrown at him.