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Silver Springs man allegedly threatens family with gun during rage over home sale

Michael Allen Goodwin

A 26-year-old Silver Springs man was arrested after he reportedly threatened to shoot three family members during a fit over the planned sale of a house he believes he has rights to.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded Sunday afternoon to a residence on SE 129th Court, where one of the victims said Michael Allen Goodwin had threatened to shoot her, her husband and another family member who live at the residence. The relationship between Goodwin and the victims was redacted from the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said Goodwin arrived at the residence and placed a firearm that he usually keeps concealed on the couch. She said he became upset when he was told the residence was going to be sold and he would not have rights to it. The victim said while they were in the living room near the couch, Goodwin got in her face and started yelling at her, saying he would put a bullet in her and burn all of her cars and the house, according to the report.

The victim said her husband stepped in and Goodwin got in his face, too. She said Goodwin told her husband he would kill him, too, as well as burn their cars and the house. The first victim said Goodwin walked into the kitchen, where he again said he would put a bullet in her head, the report said.

The first victim said Goodwin started calling a female family member names and they started arguing in the living room. She said Goodwin threatened to shoot the female family member, too. The first victim said all three victims yelled at Goodwin and told him to leave, which he did. She said she was in fear for her life as a result of his threats, according to the report.

The second female family member said Goodwin arrived, placed his firearm on the couch and started arguing with the other two victims about the sale of the property he believed he had rights to. She said Goodwin threatened to shoot both of them and started calling her names, the report said.

The female family member said she turned to address Goodwin and he got in her face and yelled at her. She said he threatened to blow her head off. The female family member said while he was arguing with everyone, she took the firearm off the couch and hid it. When Goodwin refused to leave the property without it, she returned it and he left. She said she was in fear for her life, according to the report.

The first victim’s husband said Goodwin arrived and became verbal with his wife. He said he tried to calm Goodwin down. He said Goodwin threatened to shoot both him and his wife and burn their vehicles. The victim’s husband said Goodwin eventually left after being given his firearm back. He said he was in fear for his life during the incident, the report said.

All three victims said they saw Goodwin shoot and kill each other and that he placed the firearm on the couch as a visual threat, according to the report.

The deputy contacted Goodwin by phone and agreed to meet him at the entrance to the neighborhood. Goodwin arrived on foot, unarmed but still wearing his conceal holster. After being read his Miranda warning, he said he arrived at the location with his firearm and placed it on the couch, but he did not make any threats. Goodwin said he argued with the victims about the sale of the residence and them wanting him to move his belongings, but he said the incident was verbal only. He said he then left to let things cool off, the report said.

Goodwin was placed under arrest and charged with three counts of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon. He refused to provide the location of the firearm, saying only it was safe at a friend’s house. He wouldn’t cooperate further, according to the report.

Goodwin was taken to the Marion County Jail, where a white crystal-like substance was found hidden in his clothing in his property box. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1 gram, the report said.

Goodwin was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug equipment and introduction to or possession of drugs within a county detention facility. He was still being held as of Friday on $11,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Nov. 17.

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