LAUREL HILL - An Alabama man was arrested after threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and firing a handgun into the ground.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office responded to a Laurel Hill home after receiving calls about an armed disturbance, according to an arrest report from the Sheriff's Office.
A woman, who ended her relationship with the victim one month prior, said she and her juvenile son were inside her home when her ex arrived and entered the house. The former couple then got into an argument and the suspect began to push the woman.
She said she was going to call the police, to which he responded, "I don't give a (expletive deleted)."
The woman and her son walked outside to get away from the ex. He appeared and pulled out a black handgun, pointing it at her.
The woman said she was fearful her ex-boyfriend was going to shoot her.
The man fired the gun into the ground and threatened to kill her. He then grabbed her purse and phone from her.
The woman and her son ran to her brother's house next door.
Deputies eventually found the man hiding in a nearby house with the victim's phone in his pocket.
He was arrested and charged with a third degree felony for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill, a first degree misdemeanor for battery and a first degree misdemeanor for larceny.