Oviedo man, 21, arrested on charges of firing a gun into a house while apparently intoxicated

Photo for Headline Surfer / Liam Portway, 21, 4246 Shadow Creek Circle, Oviedo, shown above in his jail mug, has been arrested on multiple gun-related felonies.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

OVIEDO, Fla. -- Seminole County deputies arrested an Oviedo man for firing a weapon into a house, criminal mischief and firing a weapon under the influence of alcohol.

The investigation began Aug. 3 at approximately 8:40 a.m. when a resident called 911 to report bullets being fired through her back door on Shadow Creek Circle in unincorporated Oviedo.

"Deputies arrived and found the victim’s sliding glass door was shattered," Seminole County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Canaday told Headline Surfer. "Upon further investigation deputies located the suspect, 21 year old Liam Portway, at his parent’s house. Portway lives directly behind the victim’s home on Shadow Creek Circle." 

Canaday said deputies located three weapons inside the suspect’s home, including a rifle. The projectile that went through the victim’s sliding glass door appeared to be the size fired from a similar weapon. In addition, fresh bullet holes in a fence separating the two residences indicate they were fired from the back of Portway’s residence in the direction of victim’s home, she said. 

When deputies questioned the Portway, he appeared to be intoxicated, Canaday said, adding they located two spent shell casings in his pocket they believe had been recently fired.

"Deputies arrived and found the victim’s sliding glass door was shattered," Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Canaday told Headline Surfer. "Upon further investigation deputies located the suspect, 21 year old Liam Portway, at his parent’s house. Portway lives directly behind the victim’s home on Shadow Creek Circle." 

Canaday said deputies located three weapons inside the suspect’s home, including a rifle. The projectile that went through the victim’s sliding glass door appeared to be the size fired from a similar weapon. In addition, fresh bullet holes in a fence separating the two residences indicate they were fired from the back of Portway’s residence in the direction of victim’s home, she said. 

When deputies questioned the Portway, he appeared to be intoxicated, Canaday said, adding they located two spent shell casings in his pocket they believe had been recently fired.

Based on evidence and statements collected, Portway was arrested and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.