Man jailed over gun threat
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested 59-year-old Arnold Riggs Monday on suspicion of aggravated battery, saying he threatened another man with a handgun during a boat sale dispute.
A neighbor of Riggs told deputies he was angry with him after buying a boat that had a bad engine and confronted him.
That confrontation occurred at Riggs' house on 82nd Street where the neighbor told Riggs to remove the boat. Riggs denied pointing the gun, but deputies said they found a loaded .32-caliber revolver in his vehicle.
Riggs was jailed in Marathon.
Woman jailed after crash
Deputies Monday night jailed a woman on suspicion of drunken driving after she crashed her car into the mangroves at Mile Marker 23.
The 61-year-old woman told deputies she had argued with her husband and left their house at 10 p.m. in her his sport utility vehicle after he took her keys due to her drinking, reports say.
A passing motorist stopped and helped the woman out of the SUV after it began to smoke and then caught fire. The woman had been revving the engine and trying to get it out of the mangroves, reports say.
U.S. 1 was partially closed until 11:10 p.m. while firefighters put out the fire. No injuries were reported.
Schools critic files complaint
Monroe County Schools watchdog Larry Murray has filed a complaint with the Inspector General's Office of the state Department of Education (DOE), over an administrator receiving a $9,950 raise.
The complaint states that during a personnel shuffle on Aug. 15, Superintendent Mark Porter, without a vote from the School Board, raised the pay of administrator Christina McPherson after she took on double-duty as principal of Poinciana Elementary.
A spokeswoman for the DOE said Tuesday the School District must try to solve the matter before the state may get involved.