February 1, 2012

Man charged with gun threats

Marathon – A Marathon man was arrested after he threatened another man by pointing a gun at him.

The victim called the Sheriff’s Office at 5:50 p.m. to report the incident. He described the suspect a wearing a yellow shirt and living on a boat in Boot Key Harbor. He said he only knows him as “Jose Cuba”.

Deputy Josh Brady responded. He was taken into the Harbor by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. As they entered the harbor, they saw a man wearing a yellow shirt on a red boat. They stopped him and he was identified as 43 year old Jose Parrado. He denied having a gun and none was found on the boat. He admitted to having  a second boat anchored in the harbor, however and agreed to a search of that boat as well.

As the officers approached Parrado’s second boat, called “Jose Cuba”, they saw a gun on the cabin roof. Closer inspection revealed it to be a pellet gun.

Although Parrado denied threatening anyone with the pellet gun, the victim identified him as the man who pointed a gun at his head. Several other people who witnessed the incident corroborated his story. Parrado was arrested, charged with aggravated assault and he was taken to jail.

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