Deputies: Man holds girlfriend at gunpoint

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lamar Lucas
Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lamar Lucas

PALATKA, Fla. – A man who was unhappy his girlfriend asked him to move out was arrested Sunday night after breaking in and holding her at gunpoint, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the home in the 300 block of East Peniel Road about 10:40 p.m.

The victim, Glenda Johns, told them her boyfriend, Lamar Lucas, pushed her to the ground and put a .22 caliber Ruger revolver to her head. Deputies said they found Lucas inside the home and found the loaded weapon in his possession.

Deputies said the two had lived together for about seven months when Johns asked Lucas to move out. Johns changed the locks on the doors to the home, but Lucas broke a window and gained entry because he didn't want to leave, deputies said.

They said Lucas waited in the living room for Johns to return home from Bingo.

When Johns entered her home, she encountered Lucas and the two got into an argument. Deputies said Lucas displayed the weapon and threatened Johns by saying, "I'll shoot you."

Deputies later discovered that Lucas parked his Nissan Xterra about a mile away from the home and walked to the home so Johns would not know he was there. After the deputies completed a thorough investigation, they found out that Lucas has a non-expiring injunction for protection against him by another party and he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Lucas was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, battery, and possession of a weapon in violation of an order for protection. Lucas was transported to the Putnam County jail and was given a bond of $30,012.