Gun pulled on 13-year-old boys playing in neighborhood

BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)–A woman is charged with aggravated assault after pulling a gun out on two boys Sunday.

Around 4 p.m. Sunday, Peach County deputies responded to a call of a woman threatening two boys with a gun. Ethan Hollis and his friend, Kalleb Barnes, were riding their bikes around the Autumn Cove subdivision in Byron.

The boys said they heard animal sounds coming from an empty lot in the neighborhood, and decided to check it out. Neighbor, Patricia Mittuch-Compton, approached them as they got closer to the wooded area.

Compton pointed a gun at the boys as she got out of her vehicle. Hollis says he feared for his life.

“The lady pulled up in the driveway and she came in really fast,” Hollis explained. “She got out of the car and we got scared. I started running and then she said, ‘Freeze a**holes before I shoot’.”

Once law enforcement arrived, Compton told the deputy she received a call about trespassers on her property. That’s when she drove over and confronted the boys with a gun.

Willie Williams, Ethan’s grandfather, says both families have known Compton for years.

“We haven’t ever had any problems out of her. Nothing whatsoever. It surprised me to find out she did this. She knows these kids.”

Deputies arrested Compton at the scene. A family member posted her bond Sunday night.

Both boy’s grandparents say they felt relieved that nothing more happened. Kalleb’s grandmother, Henry Kennedy, says it’s a blessing that his grandson made it home safely.

“Very scary, we could have been in the hospital standing over bedsides today,” Kenedy stated. “Or in the mortuary identifying bodies.”

The families say both boys will need counseling. They hope others can see the situation and learn from it.

After obtaining a copy of the incident report, 41NBC reached out to Compton for comment but never received a response.

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