Crime

Police: Middle Keys man raises gun at deputy when arrest warrant is served

A Marathon taxi driver with a Monroe County rap sheet remained jailed with no bond allowed Tuesday following his Friday arrest for allegedly pulling a gun on police.

David Patrick Williams, 43, allegedly pulled the gun just before 10 p.m. at 11234 4th Ave. when deputies Danielle Malone and William Daniels and Key Colony Beach Officer John Smith tried to serve him with an arrest warrant alleging violation of probation on a drunk-driving conviction.

Malone knocked and when Williams opened the door, Williams saw her and slammed the door shut, Deputy Becky Herrin said. Malone then grabbed the door and opened it again. When she did, Williams was just inside the door and raised the gun, a semiautomatic Smith & Wesson 39-2 handgun, Herrin said.

Malone took cover outside the door and yelled "gun" to let the other officers know Williams was armed. She then yelled for Williams to drop the gun and come out. He did and surrendered peacefully, Herrin said.

The loaded gun was found inside on a couch, she said. Herrin said Williams later apologized for pointing the gun.

He's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His previous arrests were for resisting an officer and petty theft.

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