Search Warrant Served on Westlund Terrace; Resident Arrested on Multiple Charges

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ian McGuire (DOB 2/1/90) early Thursday morning after a search warrant was served at his Westlund Terrace residence in Port Charlotte. The charges stem from his interference into a law enforcement investigation that occurred on his street in April 2019.

Charges on the served warrant are:

  • Harassing a Witness, Victim, or Informant (Third Degree Felony)
  • Harassing a Witness, Victim, or Informant (Third Degree Felony)
  • Harassing a Witness, Victim, or Informant (Third Degree Felony)
  • Resisting/Obstructing Officer W/Out Violence (First Degree Misdemeanor)
  • Resisting/Obstructing Officer W/Out Violence (First Degree Misdemeanor)
  • Breach of Peace (Second Degree Misdemeanor)

On April 11, 2019, CCSO deputies responded to a physical disturbance on Westlund Terrace. The disturbance occurred in the street near McGuire’s address. While evaluating injuries of the victims, the deputies determined they were investigating an aggravated assault and felony battery incident.

During the investigation, Ian McGuire approached the scene and begin filming. McGuire entered the crime scene area and was instructed by deputies to step back several times, as they were still evaluating what had occurred, and where. McGuire became argumentative with the deputy, delaying his ability to investigate the disturbance. McGuire eventually moved back, turning his attention to nearby witnesses and mocking them while filming with his camera. McGuire began shouting at the civilians/witnesses about pretending to be victims. He also began singling out deputies to comment on their attire.

McGuire then changed his location, walking toward an area where several witnesses (including a minor) were providing statements to a deputy. The witnesses requested McGuire not film them. McGuire then began loudly narrating what the witnesses were providing the deputy and mocking them for calling the police. The witnesses repeatedly asked for him to leave and stop filming and harassing them. McGuire continued to film, calling the witnesses snitches.

McGuire’s video of the incident is 19 minutes and 22 seconds long. The above paragraphs are a summary of the first 5 minutes and 26 seconds. Throughout the duration of his interference into the deputy’s investigation, McGuire continues to engage the witnesses by filming their license plates and taunting them about being on Youtube.

During an investigation into McGuire’s conduct on April 11, statements were obtained from the witnesses that were on scene of the disturbance incident and the deputies who were conducting the investigation. It was determined that McGuire intentionally harassed the witnesses which delayed their reporting of an offense to law enforcement, obstructed the deputies during their investigation, and breached the peace of the witnesses.

A warrant for the charges listed above was signed on June 21, 2019. Ian McGuire was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he is held on a $20,000 bond. Additional charges are pending as the investigation at his residence continues.

**Update** During the service of the FBI’s search warrant, firearms were observed in the residence. Based on this observation, a separate search warrant was filed by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Ian McGuire is currently prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition due to an active protection order which stems from an incident that occurred in the City of Punta Gorda.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office seized 36 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the residence. Two additional charges were filed for Ian McGuire related to the firearms and ammunition. They are listed below. The charges have no bond.

  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition prohibited when person is subject to an injunction against committing acts of domestic violence, stalking, or cyberstalking
  • Violation of an Injunction for protection against stalking or cyberstalking

4 thoughts on “Search Warrant Served on Westlund Terrace; Resident Arrested on Multiple Charges

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  1. Thank you for your effort, that guy has been a menace for the county and citizens for a long time.
    It would be good if you could get his Youtube channel taken down, all his victims are still on display there.

    Again a BIG THANKYOU on the behalf of the citizens in that area.

  2. I like how people are being manipulated to think it’s OK to arrest someone just because they don’t like the message they are protected to say under the first Amendment, and when I say “I like” I say it with sarcasm. Whether you agree with this guy or not you should be appalled that he’s being targeted for expressing his write to say what he wants. You might find a sign he has as offensive, I find you celebrating him being imprisoned for expressing first amendment protected activities as offensive. Maybe you should be imprisoned as well? Hypocrisy, people are awful and will celebrate stuff like this when not realizing it’s taking away THEIR rights. We live in a police state and it’s sad that so many people are not only OK with that, but celebrate it. If I saw this guy with his sign I’d think he’s a weirdo with too much time on his hands, but I wouldn’t celebrate him being imprisoned. People are being manipulated into being un-American by PC culture. When I was growing up everyone would say “I may not agree with what you say but I defend your right to say it” now a days it seems like the majority of people are saying the opposite, “I don’t agree with your opinion and you should be imprisoned for it” if you are of this mindset you are a bad thoughtless person, and one day your opinion will be used against you.

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