Date: December 24, 2011
Time: 1:45 PM
Deputies responded to a Williston residence in reference to a man with a gun. Upon arrival the adult male was armed with a pump .22 rifle and barricaded inside his home. Deputies spoke to the distraught man and he explained that he was depressed because he did not have a job, no money and tired of having no food.
After a two-hour stand off deputies were able to negotiate him out of the residence. The Williston man was baker acted and was transported to Gainesville to Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), which helps patients with mental health issues.
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session