Palm Bay Man Points Gun at Woman for Driving Slow

A man was arrested after pointing a gun at a woman for driving too slow.
A man was arrested after pointing a gun at a woman for driving too slow.

PALM BAY – Kevin Paul Wade, 21, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon without Intent Kill after pointing a gun at a driver who he said was driving slow.

On January 16, 2019, at approximately 2:42 p.m. an officer from the Melbourne police department responded to the area of Hereford Rd. in reference to a disturbance with 2 males in a silver sedan who were possibly armed.

Enroute to the call, the officer was flagged down by a female who stated 2 males in a silver BMW drove up behind her really fast, honked the horn and then displayed a firearm and pointed it at her. The female stated she was extremely scared for her life and thought the male was going to shoot her.

Others officers made contact with the silver BMW which was occupied by 2 males and 1 female matching the description. Wade was driving the vehicle; he denied having a firearm and initially stated he “only pointed his fingers at the random woman in the shape of a firearm because of road rage due to her driving slow.” There was no firearm found in the vehicle.

However, a neighbor stated they saw the driver nearby a bush, but he wished to remain anonymous. An officer located the firearm along with several other narcotics inside the bush near the vehicle.

Wade was arrested and booked, and ultimately turned over to the Brevard County Jail. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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