August 4, 2017

SUGARLOAF KEY — A 48-year-old man accused of putting a handgun to his uncle’s head during a dispute at the Sugarloaf Lodge was arrested early Thursday. 

David Storms of Seattle was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and with improper exhibition of a firearm. 

The men were drinking at the bar when the alleged victim noticed his nephew, later identified by deputies as Storms, became very drunk, reports say. The uncle tried to get Storms to go back to his room, but Storms reportedly refused. 

The uncle left and then returned a short time later and urged Storms to go to his room. 

The uncle told deputies that as he approached the door to the room, Storms became belligerent and started yelling. He then pulled out a handgun and put it to the victim’s head, reports say. The uncle described the weapon as a .22 caliber, blue metal handgun with a wooden grip.

When Deputies Shannon Jones and Jenna Mueller arrived on scene at midnight, they heard yelling from the east side of the property and then spotted Storms walking toward them. 

They detained Storms and he was unarmed, but a .22 caliber handgun with a wooden grip was found in the grassy area where he was located.

Storms was taken to Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island.  

Information in the Crime Report is obtained from reports provided by area law enforcement agencies. 

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