Fort Myers man arrested after shooting at landlord in dispute over missing gate trailer

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NAPLES, Fla. — A Fort Myers man was arrested after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots at his landlord during a dispute over a missing gate trailer on Friday night.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), at around 6:42 p.m. deputies responded to the scene at 1253 Ivy Way for a shooting. The suspect identified as 49-year-old Paul Saxton had left the scene in his white Jeep after the shooting and deputies were able to track his vehicle down and pull him over.

Deputies found two pocket knives and brass knuckles on Saxton when they searched him. He was detained along with his wife who was a passenger.

Saxton told deputies he was visiting the property that he had recently lived at out of his trailer. He said he was just there to pick up the gate for his trailer, but he couldn’t find it. Saxton then told deputies that his wife had shot her gun for pleasure, CCSO said. Deputies found the gun in Saxton’s Jeep.

Saxton’s wife told deputies that her husband had been shooting the gun at cans on the property and that no arguments had taken place.

According to the report, the landlord told deputies that Saxton became angered when she said the gate for his trailer was no longer on the property and that he had to leave. He told her that “she didn’t know who she was messing with” before pulling out out of the property and firing multiple gunshots at her as he left.

Another witness confirmed the landlord’s story and both said that they wanted to press charges. Saxton’s wife was released from custody.

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Saxton faces multiple charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. He was taken to the Immokalee Jail.

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