PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. - Detectives arrested 2 men after pointing a rifle from their passing car toward three adults and a toddler on a porch
Arrested were 22-year-old Ian Douglas McGuire and 22-year-old Wander Frias, both of Port Charlotte.
CCSO received the call Tuesday at 12:51 p.m.; the homeowner said they were sitting on the front porch in the 3200 block of Easy Street, when McGuire and Frias drove by several times in a green Neon yelling obscenities. The woman said Frias was driving and when they returned, McGuire leaned forward and pointed the rifle at them.
One of the men on the porch told detectives there has been an ongoing feud that started a month ago. He said on a Friday at 2:30 a.m. they heard a knock on the door; he answered, and no one was there. A few moments later, someone knocked again. This time he said he saw McGuire and Frias on the sidewalk laughing. He further stated Frias came at him in an aggressive manner with something in his hand. He said he went back inside when he was hit with a beer bottle in his shoulder. He closed the door and heard another beer bottle hit the door causing it to crack.
The victim also stated, a few weeks later there was an incident at Chubby’s Bar on Tamiami Trail. He said Frias and McGuire were bragging about the beer bottle incident and there was a physical altercation. Outside the bar, Frias went to his car and got a knife and baseball bat. Frias approached and hit the victim in the arm with the bat; security took the bat and knocked the knife out of his hand.
The victims were interviewed and they gave a possible address for McGuire and Frias who live nearby their Easy Street home. Detectives went to McGuire’s home and located both men. They stated they did exchange words at the Easy Street home but denied pointing a firearm anyone. McGuire said he had no firearms and signed a waiver of search. Detective however did locate a long barrel BB gun in the shed in the backyard that matched the exact description the victims gave deputies. After interviewing both men separately, both were arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. McGuire remains in jail on $7,500 bond; Frias also remains in jail on a $5,000 bond.
The both are charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.