Ponchatoula Police arrest a juvenile and an 18-year-old for fight with weapons displayed

Published 7:55 am Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ponchatoula Police responded to the Community Center on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 pm after receiving calls of a fight in which guns were displayed. Officers located two suspects fleeing the area carrying semi-automatic firearms- an AR 15 and an AK 47 rifle.
The suspects were taken into custody and identified as Charles Wheeler (18) and a male juvenile (16). It was determined that Wheeler had taken the firearm from the backseat of a vehicle at the scene of the fight. Wheeler was charged with Theft of a Firearm and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
The male juvenile was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. No shots were fired during the altercation.
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