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An Edgewater man accused of stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend claimed the weapons, ammunition and drugs found in his truck were planted by deputies, officials say.

Alan Wright

Alan Wright showed up at a home on Old Samsula Road shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday with a gun in hand, looking for his former girlfriend, Rebecca Rugar, according to a Volusia County sheriff’s report.

Wright, 54, demanded Rugar’s friend, Donald Harris, tell him where she was, and when Harris refused, Wright fired a few gunshots into the ground, according to the report. Harris told deputies that after Wright learned Rugar, 27, was there, he threatened to retaliate due to Harris’ lying to him.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they found four .45-caliber shell casings in the yard, according to the report.

A search of Wright’s pickup yielded multiple firearms and rounds of ammunition, a sword in a metal sleeve, a small machete, meth, syringes and marijuana residue on a metal grinder, according to the report.

Wright said he did not possess any firearms and hadn’t fired one in the past 10 years, according to the report. He also said deputies planted the weapons, ammunition and drugs in his truck and that he was the victim of a conspiracy.

Wright is charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia, records show.

He is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail without bail.

Records show at the time of Thursday’s arrest, Wright was out on bail following a fleeing/eluding charge he incurred in June.

In 1986, Wright was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in Curry County, Oregon, according to the report.




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