Bronson man arrested for punching victim in gas station dispute


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ronald Victor Joyner, 42 of Bronson, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly punching a Port St. Lucie man in a dispute over cutting in line at a gas station.

At about 3:45 p.m. yesterday, the victim pulled up to a pump at the Sam’s Club gas station on SW 30th Place and started pumping gas, then got back into his car while the gas was pumping. Joyner allegedly walked up to the driver’s side window, which was down, and argued with the victim, then punched the victim.

An employee tried to intervene, but Joyner allegedly pulled away from the employee, opened the victim’s car door, reached into the car, punched the victim several times, then walked away.

Post Miranda, Joyner reportedly said he hit the victim because the victim disrespected his wife by making obscene gestures and grabbing his groin area during the dispute at the gas pump.

The officer noted that he was able to view surveillance video of the incident.

Joyner has been charged with simple battery and burglary of an occupied conveyance. He has two felony convictions (none violent), with the most recent in 2017, and three misdemeanor convictions (three violent). Judge Walter Green set bail at $10,000.

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  • Someone needs to put this POS down hopefully with constitutional carry coming more people will start carrying

  • A longer term in prison seems to be in order. Emotional intelligence is extremely important. Prison will correct what ails him.

  • You guys wouldn’t do the same thing if some a-hole was making obscene gestures and grabbing his crotch at your wife. Your wife would probably think your a wuss if you didn’t do anything about it. Remember this is G-ville, you won’t get in that much trouble for showing some jackass what time it is.

    • Seem as though your right with simple battery; not even a felony? Try adding on some hefty anger management mandate as well.

  • This guy is confrontational. I worked around him and he got booted of a job site for using slurs against another trade. He also seemed all to proud about his son getting arrested for armed robbery.

  • Opening the car door or even entering (one’s fist) through an open window of a vehicle (a conveyance) is a burglary. Arresting officer dropped the ball, hopefully the prosecutor will catch it.

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