Two men have been charged with shooting guns at Armuchee Park, and endangering other people with their behavior. The Floyd County Police Department earlier posted a picture of the incident on social media and received numerous messages in response to the reckless incident.
Investigators are asking the public to come forward if they came in contact with the men at the park or if they were witness to the reckless and menacing activity which has been on-going since February at the recreation area off Jones Mill Road.
William D. Bennett, 23, a resident of Summerville, turned himself in at the Floyd County Jail Wednesday morning on the charges of reckless conduct and criminal trespass. He has been since released from custody. Eric Joseph Grant Jr., 20, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland, Tennessee and is also charged with reckless conduct and criminal trespass.
Reports from witnesses and photographic evidence reveal that the two were pointing guns at each other as well as vehicles passing by.
Warrants alleged that both Bennett and Grant “consciously disregarded the substantial and unjustifiable risk” by shooting guns at the park, which is frequently occupied by both adults and children. There is no backstop for shooting at the county facility and in some cases the guns were being shot blindly into the woods – with no regard for neighbors or anyone who might be present.