Local Good Samaritan Accused of Pointing Gun at Girlfriend

Daniel P. Turcotte of Barefoot Bay, Florida.
Daniel P. Turcotte of Barefoot Bay, Florida.

Daniel P. Turcotte, of Barefoot Bay, was arrested Saturday night on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Domestic Violence, and False Imprisonment Domestic Violence, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told deputies that Turcotte pointed a loaded revolver at her during a heated verbal argument. The victim was able to take the gun from Turcotte, place it in a drawer, and close herself in a bedroom, according to the affidavit.

“Turcotte opened the door and chest bumped her aggressively several times when she tried to walk past him and exit,” the deputy said.

She was held against her will for several minutes by Turcotte. But, she was eventually able to escape and flee to her neighbor’s house where she called law enforcement, the report said.

“Turcotte texted her a picture of a firearm and made several threats if she called law enforcement,” the deputy said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Turcotte was still being held at the Brevard County Jail on $21,000 bond.

In December 2017, Turcotte was arrested in Sebastian on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The charge was later dropped.

Turcotte runs the Treasure Art Life Community Bike Program that rebuilds bicycles for children and people in need. Turcotte has donated over 360 bicycles to adults and kids.

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