Gun­point road rage in­ci­dent al­leged in St. Ini­goes

The Enterprise - - News -

Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge was re­leased from cus­tody on 10 per­cent of a $3,500 bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest this week on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing he pointed a hand­gun at two peo­ple in a ve­hi­cle dur­ing a road­side con­fronta­tion.

Aquilino was charged with first-de­gree as­sault, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and a firearm of­fense in the court pa­pers stat­ing that po­lice were told about a van flash­ing its lights on Sun­day while closely fol­low­ing the other ve­hi­cle on Route 235 near St. Ini­goes, un­til its oc­cu­pants pulled over and stopped.

They told po­lice that “the male in­side of the [van] then pulled out a black hand­gun, racked a round into the cham­ber and pointed it at them,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by St. Mary’s sher­iff’s deputy Tay­lore Nau­man. “They ad­vised the man stated ‘Next time I’m try­ing to ----ing pass you, you will let me pass you,’ while he was point­ing the gun at them.”

Dur­ing po­lice ques­tion­ing at his res­i­dence, charg­ing pa­pers state, Aquilino “made a state­ment that he shouldn’t have racked his gun at the peo­ple in the car, [but] … he de­nied point­ing the gun at the vic­tims.” The sus­pect dropped a loaded mag­a­zine of .45-cal­iber bul­lets on the ground while talk­ing to po­lice, court pa­pers state, and he showed them where a .45-cal­iber pis­tol was on top of his re­frig­er­a­tor.

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