Nasty battle over Fourth of July fireworks lands Ocklawaha man behind bars

Brady Hunter Shull

A neighborhood battle that erupted over fireworks ended with an Ocklawaha man behind bars amid accusations that he pushed a woman and tried to run over several people.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded on Independence Day to a home in the 13500 block of SE 118th in Ocklawaha and when they arrived, a woman told them she had been in an altercation with her neighbor, later identified as 25-year-old Brady Hunter Shull. The woman said the argument was over her adult son lighting off fireworks in the neighborhood, a sheriff’s office report states.

The woman told deputies that Shull came over to her house “in an aggressive manner” and was yelling obscenities and curse words at her and her son. She claimed Shull pushed her into her truck door, then climbed in his pickup and drive rapidly toward her and others, the report says.

The woman said Shull stopped his truck and got into fistfight with another victim. She said Shull and the man were soon separated and he returned to his vehicle and drove around the block. But he came back down the road and swerved toward them, the report says, adding that the victims said they were in fear for their lives and had to “jump out of the way” to avoid being struck.

Deputies made contact with Shull on Monday at the sheriff’s Ocklawaha District Office, where he was taken into custody, transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with battery and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Shull was released early Tuesday morning on $6,500 bond. His next court date hasn’t yet been set.