Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday for concealed loaded handgun charges at Boomer's nightclub, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
The incident began because of excessively loud music blaring from the car of Leon Akeem Mercurius, 23, 17940 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte.
CCSO reported it has received many complaints from the neighborhood of excessive noise and music blaring from vehicles when the bar closes at 2 a.m. While deputies were clearing the parking lot Sunday, Mercurius reportedly had loud music blaring from inside the car. Police say Mercurius was told several times to turn down the music down and he reportedly began cursing deputies.
Leon Akeem Mercuriu
He then attempted to exit by accelerating away from deputies but twas blocked by other cars trying to leave. Deputies ordered Mercurius to exit the car. He reportedly refused several orders.
Deputies were pulling him out of the car and he attempted to drive off again in his blue Toyota. Deputies stopped him and inventoried the car where they discovered a fully loaded 9-mm semi-automatic handgun concealed in the driver's side door. Mercurius was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace (loud music). He remains in the jail on no bond.
A criminal history check revealed North Port Police arrested Mercurious July 8, 2011 for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was out on $50,000 bond pending trial. In Port Charlotte, Mercurius was arrested Dec. 29, 2011, for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, in connection with the Christmas morning stabbing at Caribbean Oriental Grocery, 2745 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. He was released then on $50,000 bond.
On Feb. 18, Mercurius was slashed with a straight razor at Boomers after two men held him in retaliation for the Christmas morning stabbing.