Volusia man on island camping trip pulls gun, accuses wife of cheating

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Volusia County man is accused of pulling a gun on friends while they were sitting around a campfire on a Memorial Day camping trip.

Investigators said it all started when the suspect accused the victim of trying to sleep with his wife.

The Coast Guard helped a deputy get to the island on the Intracoastal Waterway after other campers called 911.

One of the victims said there was a 5- and 1-year-old sleeping in a tent when her friend pulled out a gun and pointed it at another camper.

It took over an hour to get help in a remote part of the county near Oak Hill.

Fred Kennard denied pulling a gun during the camping trip on the remote island.

"Ain't much to say, I mean, good party went bad; but I didn't want to hurt nobody, I didn't want to kill nobody," Kennard said.

Diane Allman spoke on camera about the terrifying moments when Kennard allegedly pointed a gun at a friend's head as they sat around the campfire.

"A member of our party has absolutely gone out of his mind and he is trying to hurt everybody out here," Allman said in a 911 call.

"We're all like family and I couldn't believe he turned on me like he did," Allman told Channel 9.

Allman told investigators everyone was drinking, but Kennard had too much.

She told investigators Kennard accused his wife of cheating on him, and then became violent.

Allman's husband tied Kennard up with rope when he shoved her to the ground.

"That's one reason why I said, 'You need to tie him up or do something,'" Allman said.

According to a police report, it took deputies an hour and a half to reach the island.

They arrested Kennard, who still denied pointing a gun. His friends are now begging him to get help.

"Fred if you see this, honey, you need help because it should have never ever come to this," Allman said.

Channel 9 asked Kennard if he didn't remember pointing a gun because he was drinking and he claims he remembers the entire night.

Kennard has been arrested before for domestic battery. He is now being charged with battery and aggravated assault.