Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Deputies in Marion County say a man could have avoided jail if he’d just turned down his radio. Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to man’s home for a noise complaint that quickly escalated. The Sheriff’s Office said the noise complaint brought them to Rick Miller’s home early Saturday morning. A responding sergeant asked him to turn his radio down multiple times, but Miller not only refused, he started making threats.Deputy: Just turn the radio down! That’s it. That’s all I’m asking. Fair enough?Miller: Don’t you ever come up on me like that again.Deputy: Don’t… Listen.Miller: I will shoot you where you stand, sir.Deputy: You don’t have a gun.Miller: I’m going to tell you. I promise you, sir.Investigators said Miller was under the influence of alcohol at the time. Initially, they thought he only had a knife in his hand, but after he started walking toward his home to turn the radio down, deputies saw a gun tucked in the back of his shorts.Miller was treated after being tased and was then booked into jail, where he faces multiple charges, including assault with intent to commit a felony and breach of peace.In a Facebook message the sheriff’s office stressed the importance of being courteous to your neighbors.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. —

Deputies in Marion County say a man could have avoided jail if he’d just turned down his radio.

Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to man’s home for a noise complaint that quickly escalated.

The Sheriff’s Office said the noise complaint brought them to Rick Miller’s home early Saturday morning. A responding sergeant asked him to turn his radio down multiple times, but Miller not only refused, he started making threats.

Deputy: Just turn the radio down! That’s it. That’s all I’m asking. Fair enough?

Miller: Don’t you ever come up on me like that again.

Deputy: Don’t… Listen.

Miller: I will shoot you where you stand, sir.

Deputy: You don’t have a gun.

Miller: I’m going to tell you. I promise you, sir.

Investigators said Miller was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Initially, they thought he only had a knife in his hand, but after he started walking toward his home to turn the radio down, deputies saw a gun tucked in the back of his shorts.

Miller was treated after being tased and was then booked into jail, where he faces multiple charges, including assault with intent to commit a felony and breach of peace.

In a Facebook mess

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