Melbourne, FL (January 20, 2019) - A motorist is charged after he pointed a gun at a woman whom he said was driving "too slow." The events occurred on Wednesday, January 16th in a residential area along Hereford Road.
Melbourne police say that 21-year-old Kevin Paul Wade was driving a silver BMW in the area when he passed another driver at a high rate of speed. The driver, identified as a woman, says that Wade honked his horn as he drove past and pointed a gun at her. There was also another occupant in Wade's vehicle at the time but it is not clear what, if any, role that individual played in the incident.
The woman reported the incident to police and Wade was arrested on Friday, January 18th. Wade told police that the woman was driving too slowly in front of him. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Wade was booked into the Brevard County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He posted bond and was released the same day.
Violent Crimes Involving Minors
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