Deputies called out to Vanko's home in past
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CREATED Aug. 7, 2013
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Newly released incident reports reveal the night Jay Vanko fatally shot Charlotte County Deputy wasn't the first time law enforcement had been called out to Vanko's home.
In June, officers responded to a domestic violence report at the home. According to the incident report, Vanko's son called 911 because his parents were fighting. When deputies arrived, Vanko told them he and his wife were arguing about marital issues when she threw a bottle of vodka on the ground out of anger. He said his wife was intoxicated but told officers the argument never turned physical. The incident was settled at the scene.
One of Vanko's former neighbors in North Port, Marlene Adkins, said she recalled several instances of the couple fighting.
"They were screaming and hollering and they were on their back porch... it just got so bad," Adkins said.
A neighbor of Vanko's in Port Charlotte got quite the opposite impression from the Vankos.
"They helped me out immensely," said Bill Mohr, who had Vanko fix his computer.
Mohr said he saw Vanko and his wife at the pool just hours before Vanko shot Deputy Wilson.
In 2011, officers responded to a disturbance order at Vanko's apartment. According to the report, Vanko said a group of men outside his apartment started shooting air soft pellets at his screen porch because his dogs were barking.