Vero Lake Estates man arrested for threatening others, self with gun

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A Vero Lake Estates man was arrested on domestic violence charges after his aunt and his live-in girlfriend reported he threatened them with a gun and told the girlfriend to shoot him.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Woolley, 26, of the 8600 block of 99th Avenue, on Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Woolley and his girlfriend got into a violent altercation, during which Woolley grabbed the woman by the neck and by the hair, throwing her around the bedroom.

He then threw a shotgun at her, striking the wall beside her and told her to shoot him, the report states.

The woman told authorities that she was afraid he was going to shoot her.

Woolley’s aunt, who was also on the scene, told authorities that when she went to the house, Woolley told her, “you better leave or you going to regret it” and “this is none of your business.”

Deputies found Woolley in the home and were able to take him into custody without incident.

He is being held at the county jail in lieu of $20,000 bail on charges that include felony domestic violence battery by strangulation, felony aggravated assault, and misdemeanor domestic violence.

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