Melbourne man faces multiple charges after father and son threatened with gun


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A Melbourne man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a clash of more than three hours with team members from Melbourne Special Weapons and Tactics.

Adam Williams, 38, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and resisting arrest without violence. He is being held in the Brevard County Jail with no bond.

The stand-off began just before 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning, after Melbourne police received a 911 call about an armed disturbance, according to an affidavit of arrest.

A father and son told police at the scene and later in their detective building that the father had lent his pickup truck to a woman earlier in the day. The son said he warned his father against this because he was afraid the woman would not return it.

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When the woman failed to return the truck, the father and son went to find the truck at 401 Poinciana Drive, where Williams lives, the affidavit said. When they found the truck near the house, they tried to get to the back of the house and get the woman’s keys back.

When Williams noticed them, he started yelling for them to leave and threatening to shoot them if they didn’t stick to the agreements.

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The son told police that as Williams got closer to the door, he kept the door shut so Williams couldn’t come out and hurt him or his father. Williams tried unsuccessfully to come out several times, the affidavit said.

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Finally, the woman gave them the keys.

As the father and son walked back to the truck, Williams came out the front door of the house and approached them, waving a gun at them.

The son stood between his father and Williams as Williams repeatedly told him he would kill them, according to the affidavit. Williams finally punched him in the chest and then went back into the house. The father called 911.

When police arrived, Williams did not want to leave the residence, prompting a “massive response” from patrol officers, traffic units, SWAT team members, crisis negotiators and firefighters, the affidavit said.

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Williams threw a BB gun out of the house. According to the police, this was the weapon with which he had threatened the men.

They negotiated with him until just before 1 p.m., when he left the house without incident and was arrested.

During the stand-off, the woman previously in possession of the truck left the house at approximately 12:25 PM. She was taken to the Criminal Investigation building to be interviewed and released without charge, Sgt. Melbourne Police Department’s Benjamin Stover told FLORIDA TODAY on Friday morning.

Finch Walker is a Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Walker at 321-290-4744 or [email protected] Twitter: @_finchwalker

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This article originally appeared on Florida Today: 3-hour stand-off in Melbourne ends with man’s arrest, gun threat allegations


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