ECSO: Suspect threatened to shoot property owner before standoff
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
A 59-year-old man involved in a standoff with Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) deputies is facing multiple charges. Authorities say Dale Allen Brown refused to leave property that was legally owned by someone else.
According to the arrest report, the property owner and victim told deputies Brown had been staying at a home in the 3900 block of West Avery Street without his permission. Deputies that responded to the home report that the gate was locked with a chain when they arrived. The victim showed deputies property tax paperwork showing he was the owner and told deputies there was never a rental agreement or lease with the suspect, the deputies report.
The report states Brown opened the front door when he saw the victim cutting the chain off the fence and stated, "If you mess with that fence I will shoot you." In the report, the deputy said Brown was holding what appeared to be a firearm with his right hand and pointed it at the victim.
Brown then entered the home and barricaded himself inside, the deputy stated in the report. Law enforcement officers then tried to get inside the home through the back door but Brown shot a round in the direction of one of them, the report states. The round hit the ground and two pebbles hit a law enforcement officer in the face, one in the eyelid and one on the right side of his face, according to the report.
SWAT was requested and after a standoff, Brown was taken into custody. He is charged with felony aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, felony aggravated assault on an officer, firefighter, EMT, etc., felony burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance while armed, and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing, failure to leave property upon order by owner. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail on a $113,000 bond.