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Fired employee arrested after returning to business with gun

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Emory Brandon Addison, 35, was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly returning to a business that had fired him and displaying a gun.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the business after receiving a call about an armed disturbance; the caller said that a terminated employee was in the parking lot with a handgun and asking other employees to come outside. The man then left in a car.

A supervisor at the business told the deputy that he went outside to talk to the man, identified as Addison, and saw a gun sticking out of his waistband. He said he asked Addison why he needed a gun to have a conversation, and he said Addison did not reply but put his hand on the gun. He asked Addison to put his gun on the hood of his car, and Addison then drove away. The supervisor said he was in fear for his life and also feared that Addison would return with the gun.

Addison was located and detained at his residence. Post Miranda, he denied all the allegations. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and has been released on his own recognizance.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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