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Man arrested on school grounds weapons charge re-arrested after release from jail

By Staff | Aug 27, 2013

A Cape Coral man accused of having guns in his possession while in a school parking lot was arrested again shortly after being released from jail after he reportedly violated a no-contact order with his estranged wife.

Kenneth A. Pearson, 39, was first arrested Monday afternoon after he arrived on school grounds at Oasis Charter School where, police were told, he might come due to an ongoing dispute between Pearson and his wife, who is employed at the school.

Officers were informed that Pearson typically carries firearms and had been calling his estranged wife during the day on Monday and she was concerned for her safety.

Police say Pearson arrived at the school and was walking towards the building. Officers, who were on alert for Pearson, saw him and confronted him. Pearson reportedly told them that he was there to drop off the couple’s son for school, even though it was the last period of the school day.

Officers asked Pearson if he had any firearms and Pearson told them he had two guns in his vehicle, an unloaded .38 revolver and a fully loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, officials said, adding Pearson does not possess a concealed weapons permit.

Pearson was arrested for possession of a firearm on school grounds and transported to jail.

Pearson was not armed as he was walking towards the school building.

While Pearson was in the Lee County Jail, he was served with a no-contact order which prohibits contact with his estranged wife. He was released from jail shortly after midnight. Pearson then began sending text messages to his estranged spouse, officials said.

Officers made contact with Pearson and again placed him under arrest, this time for violation of the no-contact order.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department