A 45-year-old Valrico man charged with firing an assault rifle at Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies early Friday morning will remain behind bars.
Allen Wesley Harmeyer is facing a slew of charges including attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer. During his first appearance before a judge on Saturday he was denied bond.
Harmeyer is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail.
According to a HCSO report deputies responded to 4110 Silver Lane in Valrico just after 1 a.m. Friday in response to a domestic battery call. Krystal Register told dispatchers that her boyfriend, Harmeyer, had hit her during an argument.
Deputies made contact with the suspect at the front doorway of the residence. Harmeyer made several verbal threats and went back inside the home.
Several minutes later he came back outside armed with an AK-47 assault rifle. Harmeyer filed several rounds in the direction of deputies. One of them returned fire and the suspect retreated back inside the home.
A short time later he came out of the home and surrendered. Harmeyer was arrested and taken to jail without further incident. Fortunately none of the deputies were injured in the exchange but two cruisers sustained approximately $5,000 in damage from the gunfire.
Register suffered some minor injuries and was treated and released.
In addition to the attempted murder charge Harmeyer is facing five counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of domestic battery.
Deputies seized approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition and several firearms from the residence.
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