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Marianna teenager accused of illegally possessing a firearm and physically resisting arrest

MARIANNA, Fl. (WDHN) — Marianna Police arrested a 16-year-old who they say shot at an occupied vehicle and fought with officers while being arrested.

On Thursday, March 14, MPD responded to a shooting at Edgewood Drive and Sunset Drive, where allegedly someone chased and shot at a silver Nissan.

Officers located a car that matched the description in the area. The vehicle appeared to have been shot in the rear bumper and was driven by a woman with 16-year-old Andrew Barton in the passenger seat.

Police say Barton and the unidentified female were in a relationship.

Barton was removed from the vehicle and is accused of having ammunition in his pocket.

MPD says that Barton was put into handcuffs but fought with law enforcement before running away. Barton was detained a short time later.

While in the patrol vehicle, Barton is accused of kicking the window of the car and causing damage to the window frame and the door jamb, leaving the door bent outward from the original seal.

Police also searched the silver Nissan, where they say they found a firearm, loaded with a round in the chamber.

Barton was taken to Jackson Hospital to be medically cleared before being transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice to await a hearing.

Marianna Police has charged Barton with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Officer with Violence, and Possession of a Firearm while being under the age of 18.

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