Teen sought for shooting at Richmond County deputy arrested

A teenager suspected of shooting at a Richmond County deputy on Saturday has been arrested.

Garrett Delmar Howard III, 15, of the 1700 block of Luckey Street, was booked into the Richmond County Jail on Wednesday night on charges of aggravated assault. He has since been transferred to the Youth Development Center, authorities said.

Police suspect Howard was the person who fired at Cpl. Chad Cheek on Saturday afternoon when he responded to a suspicious person alert.

Cheek’s police cruiser was hit by two bullets. Cheek said he chased the suspect and was shot at three more times.

Man sought after Richmond County deputy was shot at

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