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Four men arrested with guns and drugs

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Azarrion Dakari Davis, 20; Bruce Wynne Garniss, 19; Kani Alexander Goods, 19; and Monterious Artese Sheppard, 26, were arrested late last night in the Tower Village area after deputies investigated a call about a potential armed disturbance.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 7200 block of SW 43rd Place at about 9:10 p.m. last night following a call about a dark-colored Camry with four occupants that were driving around the neighborhood and brandishing firearms out of the windows. The caller saw the car back into a parking spot and reported that all four men got out of the car.

A deputy reported that he found the Camry and four men standing behind it and ordered the men to walk to his patrol vehicle. The men moved to various points around the car before walking to the patrol vehicle. The deputy reported that all four were initially compliant and that they were patted down to make sure they were not carrying any weapons.

When additional units arrived, deputies reportedly found several guns on the ground around the car, along with several bags containing a white powdery substance. All four men were detained in handcuffs and searched.

Azarrion Davis

A search of Davis reportedly produced 4.5 grams of MDPV and 1.2 grams of marijuana, along with $272 in cash of various denominations. The deputy’s in-car video reportedly showed that Davis was standing near the rear passenger side of the Camry when the deputy arrived. He turned and looked at the patrol vehicle and then bent down toward the ground, placed an object on the ground, and kicked it under the Camry. A 9mm handgun and a bag with 2.7 grams of MDVP were found in that area. Davis then walked around the front of the Camry and dropped three additional objects on the ground near the rear of the Camry; 2.5 grams of MDPV and 3.4 grams of marijuana were found in that location.

A search of the vehicle reportedly produced a loaded AR-15 rifle and 97.4 grams of marijuana in the trunk. The owner of the car reportedly told deputies that she had given Davis permission to drive the Camry, so he was charged with possession of the items found in the trunk.

Post Miranda, Davis declined to speak with the deputy.

Davis has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. He has four felony convictions (none violent) and one misdemeanor conviction (one violent); he has served one state prison sentence and was released on January 27, 2023. Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $330,000.

Bruce Garniss

A search of Garniss reportedly produced four black zip ties in his pocket. The deputy’s in-car video reportedly shows Garniss kneeling down at the rear of the vehicle when the patrol vehicle arrived. He then got up, walked to the driver’s side of the Camry, and got into the driver’s seat. He then got out of the Camry and walked to the patrol vehicle. A 9mm handgun with an extended magazine was reportedly found under the driver’s seat.

Post Miranda, Garniss declined to speak to the deputy.

Garniss has been charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. He has a juvenile criminal history, and Judge Jaworski set bail at $25,000.

Kani Goods

The deputy’s in-car video reportedly shows Goods standing at the rear of the Camry when the patrol vehicle arrived. He reportedly bent down near the right rear tire of the Camry before walking to the patrol vehicle. A handgun with no magazine was found on the ground near the right rear tire; the gun was reported stolen out of Osceola County.

Post Miranda, Goods declined to speak to the deputy.

Goods has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He has no criminal history, and Judge Jaworski set bail at $35,000.

Monterious Sheppard

The deputy’s in-car video reportedly shows Sheppard standing near Goods at the rear of the Camry when the patrol vehicle arrived. He walked toward the front of the Camry and then walked toward the patrol vehicle. A .38 Special revolver was found on the ground where Sheppard was standing.

Post Miranda, Sheppard declined to speak with the deputy. The deputy noted that is he a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen.

Sheppard has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and tampering with evidence. He has a juvenile criminal history and is out on pre-trial release on a second-degree murder charge in Miami-Dade County. Judge Jaworski set bail at $110,000.

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. 

  • I don’t understand 😕 the lil D energy behind people who wait til black n brown brown commit crimes to comment.. its not even clever 😒 at all.. its what kids do..losers do that..people who hate themselves do that..

  • Great job ASO for rounding up these drug dealing, thieving, murdering punks! Hopefully they all rot in jail for a very long time.

  • I’ll say it again. Don’t be a menace in southwest Gainesville. Guns and drugs again, dealing dope and poisoning their own people and if someone gets in the way they can shoot them down. How does one who is out on bond on a murder charge end up here in wanna be gangsta-ville. You would think he is not allowed to leave the area as part of his bond release. And to the person inferring that White people are mass shooters. Mass shooting only account for a small number of murders every year. Now daily shootings committed by felons, wanna be gangsters, and black on black crime result in far more murders, and injuried people in this country. Even Alachua county has reached out of control shootings with most of the suspects and victims being black.

    • If you actually look at the perpetrators of mass shootings, it actually is overwhelmingly blacks that commit them. The problem is that they don’t get reported on. It also doesn’t help that they have terrible aim.
      https://youtu.be/5kB1jPzie3I

  • Felons & firearms again!?

    Those felons sure do like to obey the laws currently on the books don’t they? Until they do, don’t even ask.

    If you’re legally able, protect yourselves and your families from these types. They’re not exactly going to throw sticks and stones – better be prepared to throw some lead back.

  • Wow! These guys all have interview with the GNV CC for vacancies next week!

    Don’t forget, the previous GNV Mayor pushed a “no background check” through with the support of his “happy commissioners!”

    • Jimmy, you’re right. Per Dejeon Cain, there’s nothing for young people to do here in Gainesville.
      No sports, hiking, camping, springs, fishing, diving, kayaking, cycling.
      This type of mindset is troubling as our youth has lost sight of God and nature.

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