- 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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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.”