HIGH SPRINGS ‒ Steven Michael Braden, 33, was arrested on Monday, March 6, and charged with simple battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after pushing a woman down a flight of stairs and pointing an AR-15 at a man.

At about 7:35 p.m., Braden allegedly got into an argument with the victims at a residence in High Springs over Braden working on a generator. During the argument, Braden allegedly pushed a woman down some stairs and hit her in the face. After a second victim picked up a board, Braden allegedly went inside, picked up an AR-15 and pointed it at the male victim.

Braden has no local criminal history.

Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail at $95,000 and Braden has been released from jail.

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