Man arrested for allegedly shooting multiple rounds outside Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses


Joshua Timothy Montiel, 40, was arrested early this morning after allegedly shooting multiple rounds from a gun outside the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Archer Road.

Just before 5:00 a.m., an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call of shots fired at the Kingdom Hall, where a witness reported he had heard 3-4 shots and someone screaming, “F*** you.”

The deputy encountered Montiel, who was attempting to pick up a Suzuki motorcycle. He was asked if he had a firearm and responded that he did. The deputy also asked if he was intoxicated, and Montiel reportedly responded, “A little bit.”

Another deputy asked Montiel if he could have the gun to count the rounds, and Montiel turned over the gun. The deputy found no rounds in the magazine or in the chamber of the 9mm gun. Montiel reportedly said he had laid the rounds out by his motorcycle, and deputies reportedly found 10 spent casings and three intact 9mm rounds around the motorcycle.

After obtaining consent to search Montiel, deputies reported that they found a small silver tube containing six pills identified as “amphetamine and dextroamphetamine,” a Schedule II controlled substance.

Montiel has been charged with firing a weapon on public property, using a firearm under the influence of alcohol, and possession of a controlled substance. He remains in the Alachua County jail.

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. 

  • He’s probably the best tattoo artist in this part of Florida, before anyone starts commenting about his tattoos. Something must have happened to him.

    • face and neck tattoos: you know what that
      Means. I don’t care if he’s the best tattoo artist on the
      Planet if he’s shooting a gun in the air in a drug induced psychosis…you would
      Be saying something totally different if someone was shot & killed. If he wasn’t a convicted criminal already and
      Couldn’t own a gun, he will be now…stupid is as stupid

    • Dude, his tattoos look like shiz. He can’t be no great
      Tattoo artist…a great idiot, yes.

      • “Freedom” and a big Statue of Liberty covering 1/4 of his body don’t meet with your approval? Someone else did HIS tattoos, obviously. But you can look up Josh Montiel tattoos and find literally hundreds of photos of his work. He’s an artistic genius.

      • He does not do his own tattoos on his own face . Some other artist did those. He is a really talented artist.

    • If he’s stoned while inking customers, they may want to get a hepatitis C test.

      • Most of the other tattoo “artists” in this town ARE on drugs (cocaine all day and night), since you apparently have no idea. It sounds like he was drunk and had a very small number stimulant pills in his possession that would have been legal diet pills not that long ago. I hear volleys of gunfire near downtown all the time and no one ever gets arrested. It sounds like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time (just unlucky).

  • Why no ROR on this priviliged one? He is just a misguided missile thats all. SAO sucks, try em out and see. Racist bastards!

  • You can just look at this guy and can tell he’s got some mental issues. Throw the book at him before it esculates.

  • His bond was set at $65,000 total earlier today (from the court records website). It looks like he is still in custody. The pills are generic Adderall – what people take to study and for attention deficit disorder.

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