Three felons arrested in Kosciusko County for firearms, intimidation

(photos supplied / Kosciusko County Jail)

Three convicted felons are in custody for allegedly intimidating a woman with firearms and threatening to kill a man.

26-year-old Seth Deamaral of Syracuse, 26-year-old Dale Stephens of Warsaw, and 28-year-old Douglas Marsillett of Warsaw were all arrested this week. Stephens and Marsillett are facing a preliminary charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Charges against Deamaral include criminal confinement, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, and possession of methamphetamine.

The Times Union reports the arrests stem from an incident Tuesday night in which Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out on a report of shots fired.

A woman said she was inside her house when Stephens came to the door. She then saw Deamaral and Marsillett inside a vehicle. She reports Stephens was holding a gun she thought was fake at first, but it ended up being real and fired in her direction.

Marsillett then reportedly grabbed her and pulled her inside the vehicle. Court documents say they drove out of the driveway and down the road. They told her this was not about her, but that they wanted to speak the other man involved in the incident.

They said they had plans to take him to the barn and kill him.

Deamaral and Marsillett told the woman that the man owed them money.

While searching Deamaral, police found a plastic bag containing methamphetamine. Deamaral admitted they were looking for the man, they had guns, that he shot the military-style rifle and that he thought they were there to trade the guns for heroin. He admitted to being a two-time convicted felon from California.

Court documents state that Stephens was convicted of unlawful possession of a syringe in 2017 in Kosciusko County.

Marsillett was convicted of dealing in methamphetamine in 2015 in Kosciusko County.

Deamaral has a burglary conviction in 2016 in California.

The Times-Union contributed to this story.