Winter Garden Man Arrested On Gun Charges

Media Release

Date: April 21, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM

Cedar Key, Florida- Deputy Allen Breeding arrested Richard Joseph Reichert Sr. for aggravated assault, armed trespassing, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and criminal mischief. Reichert was transported to the Levy County Jail.

On April 18, 2009 Deputies responded to Big Pine Road at Tiger Island in reference to a man with a gun. Upon arrival the victim stated that he has had problems in the past with Reichert because he reported him to Florida Wildlife Commission for hunting out of season. Reichert drove his 4-wheeler on the victim’s property that was posted with “No Trespass” signs around 7:30 PM. Reichert was armed with a black pistol and threatened the victim.

During the incident the victim was able to photograph Reichert on the property depicting his aggressive behavior. Reichert did doughnuts in the driveway and yard causing $ 100.00 in property damage with the 4-wheeler.

Deputy Breeding did a criminal history on Reichert and discovered that in 2006 Reichert was convicted on Federal weapon charges and possession of destructive devices.

Defendant:

Richard Joseph Reichert Sr.
1426 Daniel Cove Drive
Winter Garden, Florida
White Male
08/31/76
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