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Winter Haven Woman’s Response To Supposed Traffic Incident Has Her Behind Bars Facing Two Felonies

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A Winter Haven woman’s response to a supposed traffic incident has her behind bars facing two felonies.

On Nov. 16, 2022 at approximately 7:54 a.m., 25 year-old Bonita Adams (DOB 11/21/96, LNA 4201 Lake Marianna Dr., Winter Haven) was traveling along 6th St. SE when she believed another driver cut her off after turning onto 6th St. from Ave. O SE.

As both vehicles stopped for a traffic light at the intersection of Ave. K SE and 6th St SE, Adams exited her vehicle with a handgun and walked to the driver’s side door of the victim’s vehicle. Adams pointed her .380 handgun at the victim’s face and stated that if the driver ever cut her off again, she (Adams) would find her and kill her. The victim’s 12 year-old child was also in the vehicle and witnessed the incident. The victim’s vehicle was the third in line at the light. (The incident location is the intersection where Winter Haven High School is located.)

Adams walked back to her vehicle and when the light changed, the victim continued along 6th St while contacting law enforcement. Adams continued behind the victim. Officers located the vehicles in the area of 6th St. SE and Ave. C SE and made contact with Adams. 

Adams continued to state that the victim cut her off and told officers that she did in fact walk up to the victim while stopped at the traffic light and pointed her handgun at the victim’s face.

Adams was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon (F.S.S. 784.021(1)(A) F3 and Exhibiting a Weapon Within 1,000 Ft of a School (F.S.S. 790.115(1) F3. 

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