Cantonment Man Allegedly Threatened To Shoot His Wife And Daughter

July 11, 2019

A Cantonment man allegedly threatened to shoot his wife and daughter during a disturbance.

Arthur Linwood Emerson, 62, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a disturbance on Filley Road after receiving reports that Emerson had a gun and made the statement that he was going to shoot everyone.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they were told that Emerson had waved the gun towards his daughter and his wife. Deputies could hear arguing coming from the garage as they approached and found Emerson sitting in a chair inside. Emerson was taken into custody, and a Remington .380 was located in right front pocket.

His wife told deputies that he had been drinking and an argument ensued over the daughter not keeping a job, according to an arrest report, before he waved the gun and threatened to shoot.

Emerson told deputies that he did have the firearm in his possession, but he never pulled it out, the report states. He said he would never hurt his wife or daughter.

Emerson was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $2,000 bond.


6 Responses to “Cantonment Man Allegedly Threatened To Shoot His Wife And Daughter”

  1. Good grief on July 12th, 2019 5:48 am

    Nothing good comes from alcohol.

  2. Squid Vicious on July 11th, 2019 11:16 pm

    So having a few drinks and a little .380 pea shooter in your pocket is two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon? And if he did what it is alleged what he did he was released on bond for $200. Another win for Escambia law enforcement.

  3. chris on July 11th, 2019 12:14 pm

    Alcohol and firearms. Two of the three quotients of the triangle.

  4. NativeTongue on July 11th, 2019 10:31 am

    I’ve put my Dad through some stuff and never would he raise a gun to me or my mother. But I’ve also been used by dependents to the point of losing my cool and making empty threats for them to get it together or leave my house.

    I’m not saying drunk men with guns are okay but I’m also not saying dad’s who’ve had enough don’t have a right to tell the kids and enabling parent to pull it together.

    I hope this family gets the help and resources they need to get back on track.

  5. w.w. on July 11th, 2019 7:27 am

    Dude…. Can’t go around doing that. Take your meds bro.

  6. Bewildered on July 11th, 2019 5:07 am

    Needs to stay sober if he wants to discuss their “deadbeat” daughter! He does have a valid argument, maybe the wife needs to listen.

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