CENTER POINT — Two teenagers have been arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies in an armed robbery.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that the two boys, ages 16 and 13, are alleged to have beaten and taken money from the pockets of a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint in an incident near Huffman High School at about 10 p.m. Thursday. The victim broke free and ran to his aunt's apartment, where he and his sister were staying.
According to Christian, the suspects followed the victim, knocked on the door, pointed the shotgun at the victim's sister and slugged her, while also trying to get the victim into a fight again. The suspects then fled the scene. Deputies en route to the apartment saw the pair walking along Old Springville Road and took them into custody. The 16-year-old was hiding a shotgun in his pants, Christian said.
The names of the suspects were not released because of their juvenile status. Both were charged with first-degree robbery. The older suspect is lodged in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond, while the younger suspect was taken to the county's Youth Detention Center.