Landlord threatens to kill tenant with knife and gun, deputies say


 Name: SAMPLE, DAVID JOSEPH
 Charge: 2 COUNTS OF AGG ASSAULT - W/DEADLY WEAPON WO INTENT TO KILL, BATTERY - TOUCH/STRIKE ANOTHER AGAINST THEIR WILL
 Residence: NAPLES
 Age: 26
 Occupation: CARPENTER


  • Name: SAMPLE, DAVID JOSEPH
  • Charge: 2 COUNTS OF AGG ASSAULT - W/DEADLY WEAPON WO INTENT TO KILL, BATTERY - TOUCH/STRIKE ANOTHER AGAINST THEIR WILL
  • Residence: NAPLES
  • Age: 26
  • Occupation: CARPENTER

A North Naples man is accused of threatening to kill a tenant with a knife and a gun after he showed him some fireworks.

David Sample, 26, of the 700 block of 108th Avenue, was arrested Thursday by Collier deputies at home. He faces two felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of battery.

Sample, who owns a large two story home, rents out the top half to several tenants, according to an arrest report.

Deputies said the victim, who was sitting on the front stoop smoking a cigarette, was greeted by Sample, who arrived home and appeared to be intoxicated. Sample began talking to him and invited the him inside to see some fireworks, according to reports.

Once inside, the victim told deputies that Sample showed him a large round steel pipe, which he said he was going to fill with steel bb's and gunpowder and blow it off.

The victim told Sample he was going to leave because he didn't think it was cool, reports said. As the victim was attempting to leave, Sample pulled out an knife, ran towards him and attempted to stab him, but missed and struck the wall.

Sample told the victim he was not getting out of the home alive, according to reports.

The victim told deputies he attempted to run out the front door but Sample grabbed a 9mm Glock and hit the victim in the eye with it. The victim was eventually able to gain control of Sample and slammed him on the ground, holding him until deputies arrived, reports said.

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