A Marathon man was arrested Sunday night in Boot Key Harbor for threatening to shoot people with a spear gun.
Deputies Joshua Baer and Garrett Bragg responded to the area of Boot Key Harbor at 9:15 p.m. to reports a man was threatening several people with a spear gun. When they arrived at Fisherman’s Point, they could hear yelling and screaming from vessels in the harbor.
The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the deputies in reaching the altercation on the water. They found a woman, a man and a child on a boat. They said 53 year old Randy Sharp had been circling their boat in his kayak, threatening to shoot them with a spear gun.
Sharp was found on his nearby vessel. He was taken into custody. As deputies were handcuffing him, he attempted several times to pull away from them. The spear gun was found in the cabin of his vessel. Sharp was charged with three counts aggravated assault, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and, after a metal pipe was found in his pocked with marijuana residue inside, he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.