February 22, 2016

Armed man confronts deputies

Sheriff’s deputies took a Marathon man into custody peacefully Friday after he pulled a gun on them as they tried to serve an active warrant.

Deputies Danielle Malone, William Daniels and Key Colony Beach Officer John Smith went to a home on 4th Avenue Ocean in Marathon just before 10 p.m. Friday. They were there to serve an arrest warrant on 43 year old David Williams.

Deputy Malone knocked on the door and Williams opened the door. When he saw she was a deputy, he tried to slam the door shut. Deputy Malone was able to grab the door and open it. Williams, who was just inside the door, began stepping backwards and raised a gun toward Deputy Malone.

Deputy Malone was able to take cover outside the door and yelled “gun” to let the other officers know Williams was armed. She then yelled for William to drop the gun and come out with his hands in the air.

At that point, Williams complied with orders and surrendered peacefully. The loaded firearm was located inside, on the couch. Williams later apologized for pointing the gun at the officers.


Williams was with the warrant; he was further charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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