Deputies: Spurned suitor threatened to shoot woman
Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 1:11 p.m.
A Gainesville man who threatened to blow a woman's face off and pointed a gun at her was a spurned suitor, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. The man's legal problems grew when his apartment was searched - with his consent - and a small bag of crushed methamphetamine was found.
Xavier Lamar Fred Dinkins, 19, of 5800 S.W. 20th Ave., was arrested by Deputy Kathleen Zedalis on Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and manufacturing a hallucinogen.
According to an arrest report, Dinkins saw a woman standing near his apartment building and when he approached her, she told him to get away from her. Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Steve Maynard said Dinkins had apparently indicated previously that he was attracted to the woman but she was not interested in him.
Witnesses said Dinkins threatened to shoot the woman after she told him to leave her alone.
The woman walked away, but Dinkins followed her and tried to apologize. After the woman told Dinkins again to get away from her, he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot her backside, then aimed the gun at her feet and threatened to shoot them.
Zedalis said that when Dinkins was arrested for the incident with the woman, he gave deputies permission to search his apartment. After the bag containing methamphetamine was found, Zedalis said Dinkins told deputies "I knew that was there. I have nothing to hide." When asked if the bag was his, Dinkins told Zedalis, "Yeah, that's mine. I ain't going to lie to you, it's X (methamphetamine). I crushed up an X pill."
Dinkins was booked into the Alachua County jail.
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