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Teen faces several charges after pointing weapon at 2 men


Augusta (WQOW) - An Augusta teen is charged with endangering his foster father's life, along with that of the Augusta police chief, by pointing a fully-drawn compound bow and arrow at the men.  

Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 17, was arrested Monday. His foster father told police that Simpson came at him with a utility knife and then a screwdriver, saying he was going to stab the man.

Police say he then barricaded himself in the basement, pointing the bow and arrow at both men. Ritter-Simpson also allegedly booby-trapped the basement steps by spreading lubricant on them to make them slippery, with glass light bulbs placed on the bottom step.

Police say Ritter-Simpson eventually gave himself up. He now faces seven criminal charges.

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