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Uber driver attacked by passenger who then stole and wrecked her car

Jonquayvius Davon Givens-Moore

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

An Uber driver was treated for her injuries at the hospital after her passenger allegedly hit her with a gun and threatened to kill her before stealing and wrecking her car.

At about 4:45 p.m. yesterday, the victim, an Uber driver who was driving her personal vehicle, received a ride request and picked up a passenger who was later identified as Jonquayvius Davon Givens-Moore, 20, of Gainesville. She later told officers that he was wearing a face mask and had his hoodie pulled forward so that she could only see his eyes. The passenger asked her to go to a liquor store on Newberry Road near Tower Road.

While they were on their way to the liquor store, Givens-Moore allegedly jumped from the back seat to the front passenger seat and began to apologize, saying “something to the effect of ‘I’m sorry about this.'” He then allegedly drew a concealed handgun and pointed it at her, saying, “I am going to kill you.” He ordered her to drive into Cricket Club apartments, where she struggled with him to avoid having her car stolen. Eventually he allegedly struck her in the head several times with the gun, and officers wrote that her injuries were consistent with that account. He finally allegedly pulled her from the car and drove away, leaving her at Cricket Club.

He then left the scene, allegedly striking vehicles in the parking lot on the way out. A bulletin was sent over the radio to look for the vehicle, and the vehicle was soon spotted northbound on Tower Road. An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy began pursuing the vehicle southbound on I-75 from the Newberry Road interchange and activated his lights and siren. Givens-Moore then allegedly began weaving in and out of traffic and driving at speeds exceeding 110 mph. Givens-Moore lost control of the vehicle near the Micanopy exit, leaving tracks in the grass for 250 feet before getting stuck in the grass with undercarriage damage to the vehicle.

Givens-Moore was ordered out of the vehicle and taken into custody. He has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, carjacking with a firearm, and fleeing police at high speed. He has previous convictions in Broward County for aggravated fleeing and eluding with injury, grand theft motor vehicle, and felony robbery with a deadly weapon.

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