Ormond Beach, Florida (December 12, 2019) – According to a new report from News-journalonline.com, an 83-year-old-man from Ormond Beach, became enraged during an argument with a visitor, forced a gun barrel inside his female roommate’s mouth. The woman was also injured as the gun’s barrel site slash the top of her mouth, according to statements made by Volusia County deputies.

The arrest report stated that the female victim invited her boyfriend to the shared apartment. The 83-year-old-man became enraged, and an argument arose between the victim and her 83-year-old male roommate. According to the report, the woman’s boyfriend was ordered not to be allowed on the premises by the property manager. The report also stated that the .22 caliber pistol was loaded with live ammunition at the time of the assault. The report stated that the victim told police that the 83-year-old-man told the victim, “How would you like if I did this?” as he forced the barrel of the revolver in her mouth. 

The 83 year-old-man was arrested by Volusia County deputies Carl Stepp, 83, early morning on December 12, 2019, and he was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. The man has been jailed at the Volusia County Branch Jail and was given a bail amount of $8,000.

Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Laws in Florida 

There are numerous types of Aggravated Assault crimes that an individual may be charged within the State of Florida. Florida Statutes 784.021 and 775.087 define the crime of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and provide the punishment options. A charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm is an assault charge that is enhanced with increased penalties because a firearm was used. Also, an assault charge may be enhanced when an assault has been committed with the intent to commit a felony crime. Aggravated Assault with a Firearm does not become “Attempted Murder” if the perpetrator does not intend to kill or does not attempt to kill the victim during the assault. 

What are the Penalties for the Criminal Charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in Florida?

Penalties such as prison time, fines, restitution, and the amount of probation for a criminal conviction of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm varies depending on several factors. In general, if an individual is convicted of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, the penalties may include:

  • Restitution
  • Five years in prison. Prison for up to 5 years
  • A fine of up to $5, 000 
  • Probation for up to 5 years.
  • Restitution

Obtain a Strong Legal Defense for Your Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Charge

The repercussions of an Aggravated Assault with a Firearm conviction will last a lifetime. Be sure that an experienced Florida criminal defense lawyer protects you. Musca Law’s legal team has the knowledge, resources, and experience necessary to help fight a criminal conviction. Call (888) 484-5057 today for your free consultation with one of our attorneys.