Convicted felon accused of threatening deputy, jail staff in Collier County

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Erik Nuno, 34. (CREDIT: Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Collier County after deputies say he became belligerent after being pulled over for speeding on Tuesday.

Erik Nuno, a convicted felon, faces charges of threatening a public servant or family, DUI, and obstruction.

According to an arrest report, Nuno was speeding on Immokalee Road near Maverick Lane when a deputy saw him. The deputy attempted to pull over Nuno, but he kept driving for at least a mile before finally pulling over.

Once he pulled over, a deputy asked Nuno for identification but he did not comply immediately.

As a deputy was attempting to put him in cuffs, Nuno became combative. A deputy also noticed he had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Nuno was eventually placed in the patrol vehicle and on the way to the jail he began to threaten the deputy, according to the arrest report.

He “threatened in detail to break my jaw numerous times when he saw my (sic) on the streets,” and said “he was going to force himself on my wife,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

Nuno also threatened to break himself out of the handcuffs and produced a knife while he was sitting in the back of the patrol car despite a thorough search before being placed inside it, according to the sheriff’s office.

Once at the jail, Nuno also threatened jail staff. He remains in custody.

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