[UPDATE] Teen Arrested After Robbing Golfers at Gunpoint

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, Florida - July 13, 2011 - Noon -

A teenager accused of robbing golfers at a Tallahassee golf course is now under arrest. U.S. Marshals caught up with the 14 year old across state lines in Georgia.

The gunpoint robbery stunned golfers here at Jake Gaither and news of the teens arrest is traveling fast. Police say 14 year old Austin Howard robbed golfers on two different occasions back in May.

Click on the video above to watch our live interview with Rosie Keween, Supervisor at Gaither Golf Course.

Police are still looking for a second teen that may have been involved.


Tallahassee, Florida - July 13, 2011 -

Tallahassee Police officers responded to reports of robberies on May 20th, 2011 and May 28th, 2011 at the Jake Gaither Golf Course, located at 801 Tanner Drive. Both incidents involved the same suspect utilizing a firearm to commit robberies to golfers at the 5th hole of the course. The suspect fled south on the course, through a hole in the perimeter fence both times.

Investigator Scott Cherry identified the suspect as 14 year-old black male, Austin Howard. Arrest warrants were obtained for Howard for both incidents. Members of the Tallahassee Police Career Criminal Unit and the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force endeavored to locate Howard and arrest him. Their investigation determined Howard had fled to Fayetteville, Georgia. Local task force members contacted the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Georgia, who located and arrested Howard without incident. He will be transported back to Tallahassee to face armed robbery charges for these incidents.

A second suspect was involved in these incidents. He has not yet been identified, but is described as a short, thin, teenaged black male. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for a cash reward. Please remember, if you see something, say something, do something.

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