Man arrested after firing gun in Charlotte County RV park

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Melissa Montoya
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A man was arrested by Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies early Saturday after they responded to a gunshot call.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said James W. Grisham was seen with a gun at the Harbor Lakes RV Resort, at 3737 Eljobean Road, according to a witness.

Those in the RV park this morning awoke to an alarming scene. Dan Blair was in the neighborhood.

“I was up a little bit last night didn’t hear a thing so I was surprised to hear there was a shooting,” Blair said.

Jerry Underwood was in the area. “When I got up I came outside to smoke I saw police cars out here,” said Underwood.

Mary Anne Sullivan says she saw police tape. “The whole scene was taped off with police tape,” said Sullivan.

The sheriff’s office says Grisham, 22, was shooting a gun into the air. That’s when an acquaintance of Grisham’s disarmed him.

After that, the two people tackled Grisham and held him down until the deputies got there.

No one was injured by the shots fire, luckily.

Grisham did not comply with orders and was Tasered, the sheriff’s office said.

He could face multiple charges, including discharging a firearm in public, criminal mischief, and possession of a controlled substance.

“What I understand he was zoned out on drugs,” Underwood said.

“We wouldn’t be so surprised back home where we live it’s more action-packed. We come down here to get away from a lot of stuff like this so it’s definitely surprising,” said Blair.

This case remains under investigation.

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