Incident results in aggravated assault charges

HOLT, Fla., Dec. 18, 2020—The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance on Middlebrooks Road Dec. 8 when a fight ended with a weapon being drawn.

No shots were fired.

Arrested was Holt resident Carrie Amanda Richburg, 33, charged with two third-degree felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, a third-degree felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of petty theft.

Carrie Amanda Richburg

According to the arrest report, a male Holt resident was traveling north on Middlebrooks Road around 6:15 p.m. when he recognized Richburg walking south on the opposite side of the road.

The report states she kicked rocks at his truck as he passed, hitting it.

When the driver pulled over to make a phone call, Richburg approached the truck and a started a fight with the driver, according to the arrest report.

As the fight was breaking up, an off-duty Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy walked up to the scene. Richburg’s father also arrived in his truck.

Richburg went to her father’s truck, pulled out a silver revolver and pointed it at the driver she just fought with, who immediately dropped to the ground. The off-duty deputy, who didn’t have his weapon on him at the time, ducked behind the driver’s truck, according to the report.

Richburg grabbed the driver’s truck keys from the ignition and threw them into the woods.

When the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy arrived, Richburg was gone and a search party was hunting the missing truck keys in the dark, eventually finding them.

The deputy caught up with Richburg at her residence on Hay Barn Road. She admitted to participating in the fight, but claimed she was attacked. She also claimed the weapon was a Nerf gun.

Her father told the deputy she had the toy gun hidden in the sleeve of her jumpsuit. He also said he owned handguns, but not a silver revolver and said all his handguns were in Alabama.

Richburg is being held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail.

Most recently, Richburg was arrested in July for domestic battery. In 2017, she was arrested for battery, domestic battery by strangulation, credit card fraud, petty theft and probation violation for child neglect, and in 2015 for child neglect and disorderly conduct.

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