Athens man accused of shooting at girlfriend's son


Myron Amarya Mitchell

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was recently formally accused of shooting at his girlfriend’s son during an argument last year.

Myron Amarya Mitchell, 32, of Rear First Street was charged with family violence aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to an accusation filed Oct. 7 in Clarke County Superior Court by the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the shooting occurred on Sept. 23, 2000 at a home on Third Street where a 19-year-old resident was arguing with his mother and grandmother.

Mitchell, who was living at the residence and boyfriend of the teen’s mother, heard the arguing upon getting out of the shower and began to argue with the teen, at which time his mother closed a bedroom door to separate them, according to the report.

Mitchell then grabbed a pistol and shot through the door and into the living room where the teen was, and the teen suffered a small laceration from where the bullet grazed him, the report noted.

Mitchell was arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon, due to a 2007 conviction for motor vehicle theft in Barrow County.

He was released the following day, upon posting a $5,000 bond which included the condition that Mitchell had to move out of the home on Third Street and reside on Rear First Street.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the accusation Nov. 2.

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