ALACHUA ‒ A drunk Alachua man was arrested in an apartment complex Sunday night. Michael Jewel Coulon, 46, was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday following reports of a fight in progress at an Alachua apartment complex parking lot. When Alachua Police Department (APD) officers arrived on the scene, they found Coulon in a visibly irate state. The 6-foot-1-inch man began walking toward officers in an aggressive manner saying, “Y’all f***ing want some,” and pounding on his chest.
When Coulon proceeded to punch the front of a marked APD patrol car, he was ordered to the ground numerous times by officers.
Coulon didn’t comply but continued to pace around threatening to fight law enforcement. During this time officers were able to determine Coulon was heavily intoxicated. According to the APD report, “The defendant was subdued and post-arrest stated he had been drinking heavily.”
After subduing Coulon, officers were able to investigate the initial cause for the call and spoke with two females who said that Coulon had approached them as they walked through the parking lot of the apartment complex. During that time, he began yelling expletives at both women, balling his fists and making statements about fighting.
The women said that due to the defendant’s size, estimated at 280 pounds, as well as his aggressive statements and behavior, they were in fear for their safety.
Coulon was charged with simple assault/threat to do violence, two counts of disorderly intoxication in a public place and resisting arrest. He was taken to the hospital and will be held on bond of $40,000 when he is released from the hospital. Coulon currently lives in Alachua, but according to APD he has an out-of-county criminal history from 2000 to 2022.
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