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Man arrested for refusing to surrender weapons after service of temporary injunction for domestic violence

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ARCHER, Fla. – Bryan Devon Duncan, 33, was arrested early this morning after refusing to surrender his weapons to a deputy who was serving him with a temporary injunction for domestic violence.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with Duncan in Archer to serve him with a temporary injunction from Suwannee County. Duncan reportedly immediately informed the deputy that he had a knife and a gun on his person, and the deputy told Duncan that the temporary injunction required him to “surrender any firearms and ammunition in the respondent’s possession to the county Sheriff’s Department.” After taking Duncan’s gun, the deputy reported that he asked if there were other firearms or ammunition inside the residence.

Duncan reportedly replied, “Inside my house” and asked if the deputy had a search warrant. The deputy wrote that he continued to ask about firearms in the house, and Duncan then reportedly said his guns had already been taken and were in Jacksonville, even though he’d had a gun in his possession during the encounter with the deputy.

The deputy wrote that he told Duncan again that all firearms must be surrendered, and Duncan reportedly kept saying he would not let anyone inside his house without a warrant. He then reportedly said that Gainesville Police Department had his guns and there were none in the house, contradicting earlier statements that guns were in his house or in Jacksonville.

Given that Duncan claimed to have guns nearby, deputies decided to detain him for officer safety. While being detained, Duncan allegedly pulled away several times and tensed his arms, requiring force to secure him in handcuffs.

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Duncan has been charged with misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest without violence and contempt of court for violating a domestic violence injunction. He has no criminal history and was acquitted on a stalking charge by a jury on September 13. He is being held on $3,000 bail with a requirement to surrender all firearms and ammunition to the Sheriff’s Office within 24 hours of release.

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. 

  • Every citizen in this day and age should ask for a warrant before they let the government in their house!

  • Persistent police intrusion!
    This guy was not committing a crime, however this proves that our personal freedoms are being threatened by our growing police state.
    I’ll probably get my door knocked down now by the FBI for my reply.

  • Is this legal for Officer’s to advise all weapons that’s not a home be surrender? Can it be because he’s a Black man?

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