Palm Coast man accused of using rifle to threaten landscapers

The landscapers told deputies the man also threatened to slit their throats. The man, 53, has been charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault.

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A Palm Coast man was arrested on March 22 after landscaping employees said he waved an AR-style gun at them and threatened to slit their throats.

The landscapers told Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the scene on Westford Lane that the suspect, 53, threatened them multiple times before they called law enforcement, according to the suspect’s arrest report.

They said they had been working when the man came out of his home and yelled that he was going to slit their throats. 

The man then went back inside his garage, and one employee said he could hear the sound “the slide of a firearm loading.”

The suspect then came out of the garage with the gun and began waving it at the workers, threatening to shoot them if they came near him, according to the report. 

The landscapers left until deputies arrived.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the man's home and arrested him when he tried to leave.

The suspect refused to speak to deputies without an attorney and was taken to the county jail, the report said.

The man has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.


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