An Inverness man accused of opening fire on two men in May is in custody in Hernando County
5:21 PM, Oct 9, 2013
5:21 PM, Oct 9, 2013
HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla - An Inverness man accused of opening fire on two men at a Brooksville apartment complex back in May has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and three counts of possession of a fiream by a felon.
The arrest warrant was served on Kyle Chunn, 22, at the Hernando County Jail Wednesday.
As ABC Action News reported in May, according to Brooksville Police Chief George Turner, Chunn, 22, and his girlfriend, Lacie Nicole Swan, 19, drove to an apartment complex off Crystal Brooks Circle in a stolen car and approached two men standing outside.
It is believed the couple asked the two men for gas money. When denied the money, Chief Turner told ABC Action News Chunn opened fire on the men.
"We recovered five to six rounds," said Chief Turner.
Chief Turner said the men ducked behind a car. The car was riddled with bullets but the men were not hurt.
"Thank God my daughter wasn't in there," said Jessica Tyler, the car's owner.
Then, Chunn and his girlfriend allegedly took off in the car they are accused of stealing two days prior and fled to Citrus County. Once in Citrus, deputies there say the couple was pulled over. Chunn ended up fleeing on foot from the scene. Deputies said before running off, Chunn assaulted a law enforcement officer. He did leave behind a gun in the car, deputies said.
Swan was arrested at the scene and is now facing two principal to attempted murder charges.
Chunn was found nine days later at an apartment in Belleview.
Chief Turner called Chunn 'a young career' criminal who apparently vowed to kill a law enforcement officer if he was to be arrested again.
"It is a concern," said Chief Turner.
Chunn was released from prison back in February after serving three years for armed robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
"He says that he knows he is going back to prison. His idea is to kill a law enforcement officer prior to returning so that his stakes would be higher. Obviously, we are very concerned," Chief Turner explained.
Swan was questioned about her boyfriend's whereabouts.
Swan has previous arrests for theft. She also pleaded no contest in 2011 to felony battery and was arrested earlier this year on other battery charges.
"These are pretty serious characters," Chief Turner said.
Swan is being held without bond in the Hernando County Detention Center.
Meanwhile, Tyler is left to repair her car. The damage is estimated at $2,000. She does have insurance but says she still has a deductible and her premium will go up even though this was not her fault.