Man threatened woman, family with gun, GPD says


Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after police said he threatened his girlfriend and her family with a gun after an argument.

Terry Harris
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Terry Harris

Gainesville police responded to a call in the 1900 block of Southwest 40th Terrace around 2:05 p.m. after Terry Harris, 24, came home and began yelling at his girlfriend, a Gainesville Police Department report said.

After taking a shower, Harris went into his bedroom and withdrew a handgun. The victim said Harris threatened her with his hand on the gun, saying, "I'm gonna kill you … I'll kill everyone in here," the report said.

Police said Harris stole $400 from an envelope in his girlfriend's dresser drawer. He also smashed her cellphone with a rock and threw it onto the concrete outside the apartment, the report said.

Harris then ran to a friend's home across the street, where he was arrested by police. Officials found the silver handgun with a black handle that witnesses described in the same home as Harris, the report said.

Harris, who had two arrest warrants for a marijuana possession charge and a burglary charge, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, grand theft, criminal mischief and possession of a fireman by a convicted felon, according to the report. He was being held Wednesday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $298,000 bond.

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