Valdosta woman arrested for displaying gun while her car was being towed
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Raven Alexis Alexander, 25, of Valdosta, GA was arrested yesterday after allegedly displaying a gun while her car was being towed.
At about 1:25 p.m. yesterday, a tow truck driver placed a boot on Alexander’s car, which was parked in a lot off SW 13th Street, across from the university. Alexander reportedly approached the tow truck driver and began arguing with him. The tow truck driver told a Gainesville Police Department officer that the argument quickly escalated, and he began recording the altercation with his cell phone.
The officer reported that he could hear Alexander calling the driver a “cracker” several times on the video, and then she can be seen going into her vehicle to retrieve something and can be heard saying she is going to get her gun. The officer reported that she can also be heard saying she has a license to carry a firearm. The driver reportedly retreated to his truck to call 911 at that point.
The tow truck driver reportedly described the gun to the officer, saying it had a silver slide and a pink handle, and he said she held it at her side and did not point it at him. However, he said he was afraid she might shoot him.
Post Miranda, Alexander reportedly said she was confused and upset when she saw the man moving around her vehicle. She reportedly admitted having a pistol in her car but said she did not take it out. When the officer asked how the tow truck driver was able to describe her pistol if she didn’t take it out, she reportedly did not have an answer.
The officer reported recovering a silver 9mm pistol with a pink handle from Alexander’s car.
Alexander has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, but Judge Thomas Jaworski questioned the probable cause for that charge and suggested that there may only be probable cause for improper display of a firearm; he gave prosecutors 48 hours to establish probable cause for the aggravated assault charge. Judge Jaworski set bail at $2,000.
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Love how they openly use and get away with the cracker word. She should have been charged with a hate crime.
Just further proof you don’t have to be white to exhibit racist’ tendencies.
Pretty much a silly word around here. Settlers of South Georgia / North Florida in proximity to the Okeefenokee Swamp were proudly known as Crackers. Just up the road White Springs celebrates Cracker Culture in a nationally recognized festival around memorial day.
Her use of the word is a self own. White people named us crackers just like white people named her N____. Shows her impotence.
She is ugly and abusive towards the tow truck driver, says that she is getting her gun, then gets her gun. Judge J, that would put anybody in fear of their life. That is assault.
This judge is a joke, when do we elect new judges?
I dont understand Judge Tommy logic. We are talking about a car being booted. Something that occurs everyday in this town. Why did she have to take she was getting her gun, and then retrieve it from the vehicle over a parking issue. Keeping in mind that this is being recorded. So the tow truck driver calls 911 because the situation over a parking issue escalated into a potential armed disturbance because Alexander could not act like an adult and handle a parking infraction in a civilized way. No she has to retrieve the firearm and make it visible to the driver which at the very least is intimidating. A reasonable sane person would have thought that she only retrieved the firearm for one purpose only to instill fear of bodily harm. He said he thought he was going to get shot. Again all over a car being booted. Judge Tommy needs to go. He pulled the same BS when he was at the State Attorneys acting more like a defense attorney then a prosecutor and now judge. $2000.00 is far to low for a gun/assault charge. She’s already back in Valdosta.
The second issue that this brings up is the new concealed carry law that was passed. If people are going to act like a child who had their candy thrown in the dirt instead of responsible sane law abiding adults who make competent adult choices this law is not going to work well. That is maybe why people need to be trained and licensed to carry weapons. It only takes a few stupid people to ruin a good thing.
It pains me, but at this point I might as well just copy and past this same comment over and over, for it seems to describe and pertain to at least half of these news stories….
“These people literally think they can do anything and that they are a special class of citizens. This society has convinced them that they are above the law and the rules don’t apply to them….We are in big, big trouble as a Country.”