Viewers Voice: Man accused of bringing guns to school shares his side of the story
CREATED Sep. 9, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Southwest Florida man accused of bringing guns to a Cape Coral charter school says it's all a misunderstanding.
In August, police arrested Kenneth Pearson for bringing a pistol and a revolver to Oasis Charter School.
Officers found the guns in the glove compartment of his car but in an exclusive Fox Four jailhouse interview, Pearson says he was there picking up his son from school before dropping off the guns to the police department.
"I was bringing them to the station for safe keeping for a while," said Pearson over the phone.
The next day, Pearson bonded out of jail but within hours, he was arrested again for violating a restraining order by texting his wife...a text he says he tried to send the day before but was interrupted by a technical glitch.
Pearson said, "I don't think it ever went through...so when I actually got out of jail and powered my phone back on, it picked up a signal and sent that."
Now after hearing his side, many of you are coming to Pearson's defense, like Pam from Lehigh texting Fox Four, "When the signal is available it will send... my phone does it all the time...I think he is innocent."
Debbie in Cape Coral said, "Mr. Pearson did not go there to harm the children."
Deborah from Naples also believes the part about his phone but questions why he had the guns in his car. "As for the gun story....I'm not so sure about that...we'll have to hear about all of that when it comes up in court."
But Sasha not buying any of it writing on Facebook, "You don't pull the set up card with something like this!!"
Pearson's attorney says his case will be brought to trial as soon as possible.