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Florida man, 45, arrested after shooting half a dozen rounds from AR-15 at kids on dirt bikes

Florida man, 45, arrested after shooting half a dozen rounds from AR-15 at kids on dirt bikes who were ‘tormenting the neighborhood’

  • Derek Richard Roberts, 45, was arrested on Sunday and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill 
  • Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Roberts’ home after he reported multiple reckless vehicles 
  • A father of one of the kid’s told authorities that an unknown man – later identified as Roberts – fired shots at the group 
  • Roberts told deputies that the dirt bikes had been driving up and down the roadway and ‘tormenting the neighborhood,’ according to authorities
  • He also explained to authorities that one of the juveniles threatened him and caused his dog to run into a fence
  • Security footage showed the altercation unfold, with Roberts said to have gone inside to grab an AR-15 before firing it in the vicinity of the group of children 

Derek Richard Roberts, 45, was arrested on Sunday and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill

Florida authorities detained a man who shot six rounds from his rifle at teens in an attempt to ‘make awareness’ at how loud they had been riding their dirt bikes. 

Derek Richard Roberts, 45, was arrested on Sunday and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. 

According to a Monday release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Roberts’ home after he reported multiple reckless vehicles in his neighborhood. 

Deputies spoke with a father of one of the juveniles at the scene and the parent told law enforcement that a man – later identified as Roberts – had fire multiple rounds ar the group. 

Roberts told deputies that the dirt bikes had been driving up and down the roadway and ‘tormenting the neighborhood,’ according to authorities. He also explained to authorities that one of the juveniles threatened him and caused his dog to run into a fence.

When deputies asked Robert about the firing of his weapon, the man told authorities: 'I shot six rounds in my yard, just to make awareness' (stock photo)

When deputies asked Robert about the firing of his weapon, the man told authorities: ‘I shot six rounds in my yard, just to make awareness’ (stock photo)

When deputies asked Robert about the firing of his weapon, the man told authorities: ‘I shot six rounds in my yard, just to make awareness.’

A deputy on the scene retrieved the gun and found the spent castings. 

Security footage from the scene showed Roberts in a verbal altercation with the juvenile, before the man told the group to ‘wait right here.’ 

It was then that the man became in possession of an AR-15, the release states.  

The Sheriff’s Office determined that the shots fired by the gun were not ‘directly at the ground’ and were in the general vicinity of where the group was located. 

Roberts was taken to the Marion County Jail and is currently waiting his first appearance in court, the release states. 

Roberts was taken to the Marion County Jail and is currently waiting his first appearance in court

Roberts was taken to the Marion County Jail and is currently waiting his first appearance in court



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