Teen sent for psychiatric evaluation after allegedly assaulting others

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Saturday, a 16-year-old from Carriere was sent for psychiatric evaluation after allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old relative, threatening his brother with a knife and threatened to burn down his home.
At 3:46 p.m., deputies with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Bouie Rd. in Carriere to investigate alleged threats made by the 16-year-old to his brother involving the use of a knife, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.
This incident originated when the family became aware of an accusation of rape between the 16-year-old and the 13-year-old girl, Tucker said.
Tucker said family members went to the home and took the girl, leaving the 16-year-old suspect in the house with his brother, Tucker said.
The suspect allegedly pulled a knife on his 15-year-old brother and told him to leave the house, Tucker said.
“He locked himself in and attempted to set fire to the home,” Tucker said. “His father was able to get him out before he could harm himself or do significant damage to the home.”
Firefighters put out the fire in the residence, Tucker said.
The home was damaged but the 16-year-old sustained no injuries, Tucker added.
At this time, there appears to be no indication that the alleged rape occurred, but inappropriate touching was noted, Tucker said.
The 16-year-old was sent for a psychiatric evaluation and his case will be heard in youth court at a later date, where criminal charges, if any, will be filed, Tucker said.

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