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Man accused of throwing object through car window

AVON PARK - An Avon Park man was arrested after a woman told authorities he threw a metal crow bar through the window of a vehicle while she and two friends were inside the car, an arrest report released Wednesday said. Darias Lamar Blackmon, 26, of 1680 N. Delaware Ave., Apt./Lot 108, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with throwing a missile into a dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft, criminal mischief and attempted burglary. The report said that Blackmon is accused of trying to break into the vehicle, besides throwing the crow bar. As of press time, Blackmon remained in the Highlands County jail. His bond was set at $32,000.