October 7, 2016

Man arrested for firing gun on boat

A Marathon man is under arrest accused firing a gun on board his boat after an argument with passengers on the boat.

38 year old Tobias Bybee and four others had gone out fishing and to have drinks at sunset Thursday evening when the incident took place. They were offshore of Marathon Marina when some kind of argument took place. Bybee got a rifle, hit one of the victims in the throat with the stock of the gun and then fired the gun several times, frightening the others on the boat who thought he was going to shoot them.

Bybee then brought the vessel back to shore; on the way, one of the victims called the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Bybee’s vessel was met at shore by Sheriff’s deputies who placed him under arrest. Bybee told Deputy John Allen he fired the gun because there had been a “mutiny on board the vessel”.

Two guns were recovered from the vessel. Bybee, who is a convicted felon, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was booked into jail.

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