Kevin Troy Williamson is sitting behind bars after he was arrested on Friday for attacking a black woman Rayme McCoy. Kevin was caught on a viral video in which he calls Rayme racial incantations and beat her several times after she asked him to back up inside a Jacksonville, FL gas station last week.
Rayme spoke to News 4 Jax and explained that she walked into BP near her home and was followed by Kevin. He was already involved in an altercation with someone outside the gas station. Raymen said the man “roared and raved” and used racist language at one point. Things escalated as he walked towards the counter where she was standing. One time she asked him to back up, that was when she claimed he told her he had a gun in his car.
“So at that point, I felt threatened,” Rayme said. “He put his beers on the counter in front of my stuff and I let them slide over, and at that point he started hitting me in the face.”
News 4 Jax reports that Kevin appeared in court today where he was charged with misdemeanor. His bond was set at $ 20,000 on condition that he does not return to the BP gas station where the incident took place. In addition, he must not have contact with the victim or witnesses.
The public prosecutor apologized for Kevin’s delayed arrest. Lawyer Randy Reep, who is not involved in the case, said: “
Sometimes in law I can do it fast or I can do it right. But sometimes I can’t do both. ” He added: “I do not apologize for the four days it takes, but I will tell you, it is not outrageous in my experience.” At present, Kevin is not being charged with a hate crime. However, it is up to the public prosecutor to make that decision. Attorney Reep said they would question witnesses, and in two to three weeks, the attorney general will rule on the final charges.
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