Jacksonville men charged after cars splattered in paintball fight

Arlington neighbors split on whether paintball is a good or bad thing

(Left to right) Dickey, Johnson
(Left to right) Dickey, Johnson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two Jacksonville men face charges and a third was cited after several vehicles in an Arlington neighborhood were splattered during a paintball fight Tuesday evening, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Officers were called to a subdivision on Bert Road off Arlington Road about 8:30 p.m. after a neighbor saw multiple people shooting at each other with paintball guns, according to a police report.

The pair took off running when officers showed up, police said, but they didn't get far. They were taken into custody once police had them surrounded.

The neighbor who called 911 told police she went outside to see what was going on after hearing multiple popping sounds. That's when she noticed paint splatters on her car.

According to the report, the neighbor "knew the guns were made to only fire paintballs and she did not believe there was a threat to her wellbeing."

Fredrick Johnson, 27, and DeShawn Dickey, 23, were booked into the Duval County jail on misdemeanor charges of resisting officers without violence and criminal mischief, jail logs show.

A third man was also detained. He was issued a notice to appear a court, an option not available to the others because they had priors.