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Gainesville man charged with firing AR-15 from a moving car

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Cody Bryce Voitle, 25, was arrested last night for allegedly firing an AR-15 from the window of a moving car, along with other charges.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call just before 6 p.m. that someone was shooting a firearm from the vehicle in from of the caller on SR 45. After locating and stopping the car, the deputy reported that Voitle was sitting in the back seat of the car and that he refused an order to walk back to the patrol vehicle and then began opposing all orders from deputies. The deputy wrote that shell casings dropped from his clothes onto the road while he was being detained.

Post Miranda, Voitle reportedly denied firing any guns that day and said he was never in possession of any firearm.

Witnesses reportedly told investigators that while Voitle was riding in the car, he rolled down the window and shot out the window until he ran out of ammunition.

Deputies reported that a search of the car yielded about 1500 Xanax tablets (over one pound) and 115 grams of marijuana in a bag next to where Voitle was sitting. They also reported finding an “AR-15 pistol firearm” with an empty magazine on the back seat and a second magazine nearby.

Voitle has 15 felony convictions and was released from a 2-year state prison term for burglary and grand theft of a firearm in August of 2021. He is on pre-trial release on a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16, and he has a sworn complaint for fleeing from an Alachua Police Department officer who asked him to turn off his vehicle after finding that he was driving with a suspended license on June 24, 2022.

Voitle has been charged with three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and distribution of marijuana and of other drugs. He is being held on $140,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • How many more chances are we gonna give pieces of shyt like this? lock em up and throw away the key, they wanna be big tough guys, let them rot in prison.

  • Yep, those criminals sure do obey those gun laws don’t they.

  • Cody has all the credentials to be the future first Sheriff of Springs County.

  • This is why gun laws these idiots want don’t work the laws we have now stated a convicted felon can’t have a gun what needs to happen is put this POS in prison and leave his A&$ their however if you do that the left wing idiot will say that’s too harsh he needs rehabilitation

  • He’d be a good choice to play Arnie if they ever remake Stephen King’s Christine.

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