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A Chattahoochee father apologizes in court for threatening a family with a shotgun.

Lamar Richardson said, "I'm sorry" to his daughter's former landlord and her parents. He also tried to shake their hands, but they refused.

Property owner Valerie Ghant says Richardson made them get on the floor inside their vacant mobile home while holding them at gunpoint. 

The incident happened last month on Broad St. in Cusseta.

Ghant was there to change the locks and says Meghan Richardson had already moved out. Both parties agreed to dismiss all charges.

"I think my clients, I know they are disappointed with the outcome and they are happy to a certain extent. I think they are happy that they will not have to deal with any criminal charges," says William Kendrick, the plaintiffs' lawyer.

The defendants would not comment as they left court today.

The Richardsons also filed warrants against the plaintiffs for alleged criminal trespassing and damage to property.

The plaintiffs say they plan to file a civil suit for the emotional stress,  and pain and suffering they endured.

ALSO: Family living in fear after being threatened with shotgun

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