Dangerous Love Triangle Lands Man in Jail
Gainesville, FL -- A Gainesville man is in jail, facing multiple aggravated assault charges after police said he showed up to multiple locations around Northeast Gainesville with a gun Tuesday evening.
Police said Lexly "Peanut" Roberts was involved in a months-long dispute with a man he believed to be sleeping with the mother of his children. The convicted felon somehow got a hold of a gun and went searching for the other man.
His first stop was a home on the 900 block of Northeast 25th street. Officials said the residents at the home were already aware Roberts would be showing up armed - it was posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Minutes after pointing his gun at an uninvolved woman who lives at the home - Roberts headed west to Gardenia Gardens. Witnesses said shots were fired, but officials are unclear as to who fired them and no one was injured.
Roberts then went to the other man's job and pretended to have a gun. After police showed up, Roberts fled. According to GPD Spokesperson Ben Tobias, "they actually ditched his car at a residence near Northwest 13th street and ran from the car, our K-9 actually tracked Roberts to where he was hiding underneath some bushes."
The driver who was involved, 24-year-old Dwayne McGee, is facing aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault charges. Police also found marijuana in Roberts' car, and he's currently in jail facing a total of nine charges.
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