Crime

Key Largo man accused of threatening construction crew while armed

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Key Largo man after they say he threatened a construction crew working on a boat near his house while armed with a rifle and a handgun on Sunday.

Bryan Tully, 56, faces a charge of aggravated assault.

Members of the construction crew told deputies Tully came out of his 30 1st East Street house acting strangely and mumbling while walking around his yard holding a rifle, said Deputy Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office. He was acting so bizarrely, he made the crew nervous and they left for a while, Herrin said.

When they returned to finish their work, they said Tully came out of his house packing a pistol in his waistband and holding a beer in his hand. They told deputies Tully yelled at them to leave as he held up his shirt to reveal the gun.  

The crew called deputies, who arrived at 6:45 p.m. to find Tully still wearing the gun and holding the beer. Deputies disarmed Tully. The gun was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, Herrin said.

He was also booked on a disorderly conduct charge and is being held on no bond at the county jail in Plantation Key. 

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