Hernando County deputies say a man fired one shot into the ground while arguing with his girlfriend

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Hernando County deputies say they were called out to 4053 Sugarfoot Drive in Spring Hill after gunshots were fired Tuesday.

Jeremy Newcomer is now charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to an arrest report, witness saw the 31-year-old Newcomer with a Taurus 28 special revolver.

Deputies say they found the gun, which contained six 38 caliber rounds, but one of the rounds had been discharged.

When questioned, deputies say Newcomer admitted that he grabbed the gun when he was arguing with his girlfriend.

Newcomer said the gun was in a black tote bag and when he felt the bag, the gun went off, an arrest report states.

He reportedly told deputies he intended to remove the bullets from the gun but decided against it and brought the tote bag back into the house.

According to witnesses, Newcomer pulled the gun out, fired one shot toward the ground, put the gun back in the bag and then stated, "The cops will be here now."

Newcomer was arrested without incident.


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