A Big Coppitt Key man was arrested Thursday for making threats to kill his family with a samurai sword.
Deputies responded to a house on Jade Drive at 12:30 p.m. A man called Sheriff’s dispatchers and said his son had a knife and was making threats. When officers arrived, they found 24 year old Dwayne Day II standing in the yard with a sword in his hand, still in its sheath. They were finally able to convince Day to give up the sword and surrender peacefully.
His father, who was also on the scene, said Day had made threats to kill his whole family with a machete.
Day was arrested; he was charged with improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon and he was booked into jail.