"You've got two minutes," man uses rifle to empty Augusta restaurant, witnesses say
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested forty-six-year-old Darnell Evans after he allegedly posed as a police officer to get customers to leave the Longhorn Steakhouse on Washington Rd.
On New Year's Eve, The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says Darnell Evans threatened a family at Longhorn Steakhouse in Augusta.
According to the incident report, witnesses say Evans went to the restaurant to pick up his son, who was an employee. But his son reportedly could not leave because he was still serving guests.
Suzettra Walker says she was there that night. She took to social media to explain what happened and perhaps identify him. The post received 131 reactions, over 200 comments, and 90 shares.
A witness told investigators Evans began making demands for everyone to leave, before returning to his truck to retrieve a rifle. Once back inside, witnesses allege Evans walked back in and said "You got two minutes." They say Walker had his hand on the trigger of the weapon as he said that.
Investigators say Evans was seen wearing all-black tactical gear with a handgun on his right leg and a rifle hanging from his neck.
Richmond County Deputies on scene say they interviewed several witnesses and they all had consistent stories, saying they were afraid of being shot if they didn't comply with Evans. Also in the report, one witness claimed her child is still shaken up by the incident.
According to jail records, Evans was arrested on Jan. 3. He is charged with six counts of terroristic threats, six counts of possession of a firearm during a crime and one count of cruelty to children.
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