BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Makhi Williams, 18, was arrested yesterday afternoon after a victim accused him of brandishing a firearm while saying, “I’ll kill you.” He later allegedly provided a false name and date of birth to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer.
The victim reportedly told GPD that Williams arrived at her home, pulled a firearm from his waistband, and brandished it several times while saying, “I’ll kill you”; she told the officer that she believed Williams was going to shoot her. The incident was reportedly captured on the victim’s surveillance cameras.
The officer reported that Williams gave him the name “Pablo Lee Jones” with a 2005 date of birth. His correct identity was revealed after the officer transported him to the juvenile detention facility.
Williams has an extensive juvenile history, including an active juvenile warrant. He was arrested as an adult in January 2022 and charged with robbery by sudden snatching, but those charges have been dropped. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and providing false identification to law enforcement and is being held on $52,000 bail. No charges have been filed regarding possession of the firearm or concealed carry of the firearm.
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