A 65-year-old Florida man is free on bond after deputies charged him with pulling a gun on three tree trimmers doing work on his daughter’s property.
Lee David Williams posted a $1,500 bond on aggravated assault charges following his arrest on Monday from a home in Palm Coast. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says they were called out to the home soon after three men – Lloyd Stevens, Jack Leake and Stephen Whatley – complained that Williams pointed a gun at them and demanded they leave the property.
When questioned, the three men told FCSO they were hired by a landscaper with the owner’s permission to cut down some trees on the property and grind the stumps. They also said that they had asked Williams to stay inside the house so he wouldn’t be in any danger from the work they were doing, but Williams kept coming outside anyway.
Williams told deputies he had been left in charge of the residence and was trying to watch the men work, but since they were rude to him, he told them to leave. At that point, according to the arrest report, the three men said Williams went into the house, came back out with a silver revolver in hand and pointed it at Simmons, threatening to shoot him if he did not get off the property. Willams was arrested after refusing to tell deputies where the gun was.