Police: Suspects drew handgun, Uzi during argument on Naples Pier


 Name: SAM ULYSSES ARNOLD 
 Charge:  AGG ASSAULT - WITH DEADLY WEAPON WO INTENT TO KILL, POSS FIREARM AMMO OR CCW BY FLA CONVICTED FELON, FLEE/ELUDE -DISREGARD SAFETY PROP/PERSONS
 Residence: Naples, FL 
 Age: 20
 Occupation: UNEMPLOYED 
 Case #: Not yet available

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  • Name: SAM ULYSSES ARNOLD
  • Charge: AGG ASSAULT - WITH DEADLY WEAPON WO INTENT TO KILL, POSS FIREARM AMMO OR CCW BY FLA CONVICTED FELON, FLEE/ELUDE -DISREGARD SAFETY PROP/PERSONS
  • Residence: Naples, FL
  • Age: 20
  • Occupation: UNEMPLOYED
  • Case #: Not yet available

Follow this case online: http://www.collierclerk.com/RecordsSearch/CourtRecords
Please note: Most cases require 2-3 days to be inputted into the public court record.
This gallery is compiled by the Naples Daily News staff from written reports by Naples police, Collier Sheriff‘s Office, Marco police and other agencies. Arrests indicate suspicion of crime, not guilt. To report a crime or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Naples Police and Fire Department at 213-4844, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 774-4434 or the Marco Island Police Department at 389-5050.

An argument on the Naples Pier escalated quickly early Sunday after a man responded to taunts by drawing a stun gun, only to have a handgun and an Uzi pulled on him, police say.

Now a 20-year-old man is facing several felony charges in connection with the exchange, and the 16-year-old believed to have brandished the Uzi is at large.

Two men, ages 18 and 19, told Naples police officers they were walking on the pier around 3:30 a.m. when they heard two other men — identified as Sam Ulysses Arnold, 20, and Corey Gabriel, 16 — making “threatening gestures and body movements at them,” according to an arrest report.

The four men started arguing, and one of the victims pulled out a stun gun, stating he would use it if he felt threatened, reports said. Arnold and Gabriel walked away to the parking lot, reports said.

The victims said they followed the suspects to make sure their car was not vandalized, at which point Arnold and Gabriel pulled out a handgun and an Uzi.

According to the victims, Gabriel — who had the Uzi — told them he did not “give a (expletive) about going to prison for 100 years,” and pulled the trigger. But it only made a clicking sound.

After the Uzi didn’t fire, Arnold, Gabriel and two witnesses got into a white minivan and drove off, the victims told police.

Officers found the minivan driving east on U.S. 41 and tried to pull it over, but the driver would not stop. Reports said the van ran red lights at about 80 mph to get away.

The group ditched the minivan at Floridan and Broward avenues and ran from police, authorities said. Officers later found the witnesses hiding behind a wall at a dog kennel business and recovered a handgun from underneath a pile of leaves.

After interviewing the witnesses and recovering an Uzi from the minivan, officers located and arrested Arnold, of the 10000 block of Noah’s Circle, Golden Gate. He was booked into the Collier County jail.

Arnold faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon, eluding officers and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.

Gabriel remains at large.

Naples City Council members briefly discussed the assault at a meeting Monday, asking City Manager Bill Moss if it might be necessary to bring back a nighttime security guard at the Pier, which is open 24/7.

Moss said the nighttime security guard position had been cut about three years ago because of budget limitations, but called crime on the pier “pretty rare.”

“Every so often we get a call saying kids are acting up or people don’t like the way someone is behaving, but that’ll happen pretty much anywhere in the city,” he said.

Naples police spokesman Lt. John Barkley also said it was not a high-crime area.

“That type of incident is very rare on the Pier,” he said Monday. “Usually people are behaving themselves.”

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Bigkondorsback (Inactive) writes:

I wonder how many years it took Sam to figure out how to spell his middle name.

taxed_to_the_max writes:

will obama comment that if he had a son he would look like young mr arnold?

OP writes:

I hope the City decides that this sort of thing is too rare to warrant the hiring of a security guard.

Sick writes:

“Every so often we get a call saying kids are acting up or people don’t like the way someone is behaving, but that’ll happen pretty much anywhere in the city,” he said.

With an UZI machine gun? Are you nuts?

naples759 writes:

hey, it's simple, everybody was 'standing their ground'!

naples_rocket writes:

unfortunately Naples Pier attracts same type of youngsters as Coastland Mall. Quit going to either couple of years ago.

dwyerj1 writes:

Kudos to the CC deputies. This pursuit and arrest certainly required bravery and self-control.

It's kind of interesting that we have a narrative of the pier and parking lot events. I wonder who's telling the story.

Maybe we got it all from the new universal surveillance equipment?

Chester writes:

Sammy is only 20 years old and already a convicted felon. What a bright future! He isn't incarcerated because dirty dick scott is super soft on his fellow criminal.

sunburnt writes:

The cops should have blow these obama voters away

JunkYardDog_1 (Inactive) writes:

This is really sad.

Thanks to the entitlement generation and the great divider.

Anyone but Obama in November.

swampbuggy writes:

Are Sharpton and Jackson coming here to demand justice??

JunkYardDog_1 (Inactive) writes:

in response to bandog:

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And these lowlifes on the Naples Pier at 3:30am and closed to the public with fully automatic weapons?

Your both idiots!

JunkYardDog_1 (Inactive) writes:

in response to JunkYardDog_1:

And these lowlifes on the Naples Pier at 3:30am and closed to the public with fully automatic weapons?

Your both idiots!

you're^

John_Galt writes:

"Reports said the van ran red lights at about 80 mph to get away."

I guess our authoritarian red light cameras are about as effective at stopping those that purposefully run the light as gun laws are at stopping criminals from getting and using guns.

When will you wake up?

Kyser851 writes:

in response to OP:

I hope the City decides that this sort of thing is too rare to warrant the hiring of a security guard.

Not so fast! Maybe that's not such a bad idea.

Or change the OPEN 24/7 to OPEN at Sun Up and Closed at Sun Down.

There goes the neighborhood if you ask me.

profiler writes:

Well..he DOES look like obamas son....of course...there are those that say they all look alike!

malcolmlandry writes:

Wake up white people.

Sick writes:

The one carrying the UZI is still at large.

WT????????????

native_at_heart writes:

in response to Sick:

“Every so often we get a call saying kids are acting up or people don’t like the way someone is behaving, but that’ll happen pretty much anywhere in the city,” he said.

With an UZI machine gun? Are you nuts?

EXACTLY!!

Since when is the Pier open 24/7?

The Pier is one of my favorite places. Many past and recent good times there, this just makes me sick to my stomach. The handgun is bad enough, but an Uzi for Christ sake? What in the world is happening in this town?

Sick writes:

Miami is here.

Time to bail. It was fun while it lasted. Oh well. Nothing lasts forever.

naples759 writes:

anybody who would be walking the pier at 3:30am is either looking for trouble (drugs,etc.), or is nuts.

let them all stand their ground and kill each other with their constitution ok'd lethal weapons.

at 3:30am i'm usually returning from standing my ground in my bathroom and relieving my kidneys.

brown writes:

This does not happen in Aspen. Happy I moved. And you?

naples759 writes:

in response to brown:

This does not happen in Aspen. Happy I moved. And you?

this happens in chicago but i steer clear of the bad areas and let them all kill each other if they want.

i only come to visit and enjoy my pool.
still i'm glad i didn't move.
the white folk are the ones that scare me in naples.

SoSeriouslynow writes:

An Uzi, wtf, can we put a barge on the beach away from the pier, for the 3:30'rs to get on and leave each night?.................

naples759 writes:

best part of being a snowbird is that you can leave and go back to reality and sanity.

when i get tired of chicago i stay in naples for a while then i go back and really appreciate chi-town.

been doing it for 20 years now...

SoSeriouslynow writes:

Oh yes, I'm still glad for the CCW. Is that because I am a law abiding CITIZEN????? Hopefully I'll never have to carry, but I'm ready.

DOttFlorida writes:

My husband saw this chase that night, while delivering the Sunday NDN. We were told it was something else. Now I'm really glad they went up a mile or so before ditching the van. All I can say is WOW!

buttercupxoxo writes:

His parents had high hopes for him giving him such a noble middle name.. it troubles me that someones made it to the pier with this weapon - Naples Police and Collier sheriffs must be slacking - keep the bad guys in the Naples Manor please

swfl_ff writes:

I didn't know the city had done away with the pier night guard. Penny wise and pound foolish. Typical of the current city administration.

This would have never happened back when old Duke was standing guard at the pier each night.

KennyR (Inactive) writes:

We should have laws against people under 21 having handguns and concealed fully automatic weapons. Oh' right, they are already on the books. Well MORE laws stating the SAME THING will fix the problem. That always works </sarcasm >

flamom73 writes:

Isn't multiculturalism grand?

grouper25 writes:

in response to sunburnt:

The cops should have blow these obama voters away

Looks like the dems are losing alot of voters with these felonies. Hopefully Holder will come up with a reason they can vote.

TiredoftheBS writes:

Even if you stay out of the ghetto the ghetto will find you!

Until, as a whole these people take responsibility for their actions and each other, this will continue to escalate.

HAP writes:

Naples, the new Miami. No one is up to any good at 3:30am. Close the pier at midnight.

volochine writes:

LOL! Just got back from the NRA Convention in St. Louis. I listened to Newt Gingrich profess that our Right to Bear Arms came from God, NOT the Founding Fathers.

So what's happening? Anything new?

blefebvre writes:

Wow...could you imagine this happening later in the day with a pier full of people? Now they need metal detectors at the pier and maybe they could hire an ex TSA agent. Also, 80 mph and blowing through red lights ~ good thing no one pulled out in front of these guys!

Patton writes:

in response to taxed_to_the_max:

will obama comment that if he had a son he would look like young mr arnold?

I don't like excessive taxes either, but you seriously need some new material. That's getting real old, real fast.

Patton writes:

in response to puckdog:

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Your material is getting old too.

Patton writes:

in response to profiler:

Well..he DOES look like obamas son....of course...there are those that say they all look alike!

Your amount of knowledge is very limited evidently. Same crap over and over and over.....

Patton writes:

in response to swampbuggy:

Are Sharpton and Jackson coming here to demand justice??

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

If obama had an acorn.......it would look like Sam. Looks like the zoo had some escapees.

angrytxpyr writes:

Boss Moss called crime at the pier "pretty rare" yet another public comment of complete idiocy uttered by the WELL COMPENSATED City Mangler. Just what would have Boss Moss said if the Uzi had done a little more than "click" when "punk boy" pulled the trigger. I know, maybe he would have said "this is the first double murder on the Naples pier ever" or "a security guard would not have been able to stop the bullets" just how much do they pay Boss Moss to be ignorant. One reason a lot of crime is not reported from the pier Mr. well compensated City Mangler is that people don't go down to the walking pier at night anymore. You know why? THEY DON"T FEEL SAFE!!!! But ole Sam U. Arnold and his 16 year old boyfriend certainly felt pretty safe whipping out an Uzi and hand gun and PULLING THE TRIGGER!!!! Next the City Mangler will have those fancy cameras removed (much like Coastland Mall did) to avoid liability if someone is mugged robbed or worse on the pier. Hey Boss Moss why don't you send Lap Dog Rog down for the early shift and Attack Dog Rog down for the mid watch, that way at least you can justify Lap Dogs salary and pension benefit and Ole Attack Dog would just eat up that extra authority that comes with being a "Pier Guard". Maybe if the cops weren't out counting broken street lights for a certain City Councilman they could walk out there more often than twice a year when the fireworks are being lite up! I remember "Ole Duke" the pier guard years back, rain or shine that guy was at work, walked the pier at least 40 times a night and kept all the riff raff in line or off the pier. Now a days because Boss Moss chased all the good City employees away you don't even see a cop walk out there some nights, maybe its because the radio they share is stuck in Port Royale watching for statue thieves.

Beachglow writes:

No one should be allowed on the Pier after dark.
That used to be the law and it should be reinforced to prevent thugs like this in our neighborhoods while we sleep.

GET RID OF CRIMINALS IN NAPLES!

sporttruck writes:

This young man is obviously a product of sound parenting and solid family values. NOT

Ruger writes:

in response to GOPWhistleblower:

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It was Obama that was bragging about his "Muslim Faith", Right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkq...

LOL!!

unfatcat writes:

In response to Angrytxpyr:

The truth is that up until the Obama Administration time-frame, when everybody's focus suddenly became their job, the costs of living, and the future; the residents of Collier County never paid attention to crimes and crime statistics, largely because headlines have always read "Million dollar home sells..." The average person never knew crime even came to Naples, because they never looked at the tiny mug shots in the center of the newspaper featuring those arrested. But crimes have always been here.

Collier cops do a great job; it is the system that allows the repeat offenders to repeat, only to be rearrested.

Upon taking his position, Gov. Scott saw fit to make extensive money cuts to the FL Correctional System and continues to pursue his cuts against law enforcement. While in some states, drastic cuts may not be a big deal; Residents of this state need to know that Florida's cops are well-trained and competent people, who deal with crimes every day. (Some other states, cities, hirer less qualified individuals, who are hired to control less crime).

So, as safety weighs on the minds of residents today, and while some people are taking matters into their own hands; with the next round of cuts to cops, residents might take a second look at the priorities that this Governor is choosing to fund. Perhaps we all do share a common interest.

baseballlives writes:

This article reads very poorly. It appears from the description that the men only met at the pier at 3 in the morning, not that they came together. It appears though after a second reading they must have been together. Why not say they were there together?

The writer say two men followed Sam U and Corey back to the car to make sure it wasn't damaged. Since it wasn't explained correctly in the beginning, I am wondering how Sam U and Corey know where the other two's car is parked? Then I am wondering if Sam U and Corey kidnapped the other two who weren't named as they all got in the same minivan and the gun has now been mentioned. If Sam U and Corey were so bad why were the other two hanging out with them?

And not a single comment seems to point out the lack of clarity??

joeblow writes:

We are in da ghetto!

gl1800 writes:

in response to GOPWhistleblower:

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A dumb question from a dumb person.

Bagpiper writes:

OBAMA must go.....to state if he had a son he would look like Trayvon and then say nothing about the Panthers placing a bounty on Zimmermans head is shameful and strictly racially motivated politics. I had some respect for him, but he is phony like the rest. Clearly, Naples is not safe

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