Police charged a woman with brandishing a realistic-looking BB gun during a road rage incident in Frederick over the weekend.

The woman, 20-year-old Skye Lauren Evans, was taken into custody after a high-risk traffic stop was conducted by Frederick police on the side of southbound U.S. 15 near Opossumtown Pike at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court. Both Evans and her car, a white Nissan Altima with a black bumper and Georgia plates, matched the description of a suspect who had allegedly pointed a handgun at a couple during a road rage incident a short time earlier elsewhere in the city, the documents state.

An officer began following the Altima until it came to an abrupt stop on the southbound shoulder of U.S. 15 and Evans leaned out the driver’s side window to begin yelling at the officer “in an aggressive manner,” according to the documents. Due to Evans’ behavior and the original call involving a firearm, the officer waited for backup to arrive before ordering Evans to slowly exit her vehicle to be taken into custody.

Evans, whose address is listed in Auburn, Georgia, was found to be driving on a suspended license and a search of her car also revealed a BB gun modeled after a Beretta handgun in the pocket of the driver’s side door of her car, the documents state. She was charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.

During a bail review hearing before District Court Judge Dino E. Flores Jr., an assistant public defender representing Evans, Laura Garcia, argued against a prosecutor’s recommendation to deny Evans the opportunity to post bail. Garcia pointed out that, despite the felony assault charge, no violence occurred and that her client, who was working for a food delivery service, said she was yelled at and felt threatened by the occupants of the other vehicle.

While Flores said that Evans’ decision to point a BB gun at the other vehicle was indeed incredibly reckless, he recognized that no violence had occurred. Flores also questioned the decision to charge Evans with the first-degree assault charge, but made it clear that the decision on whether that charge would remain against Evans would be decided in a future court date.

”The court has very serious concerns how that charge could possibly be supported at a preliminary hearing,” Flores said, suggesting that prosecutors may want to re-examine the case.

After ensuring that Evans will be staying with relatives in Montgomery County and reminding her that her license is suspended and that she cannot drive until she takes care of that, Flores agreed to modify Evans’ bail to $1,000, only 10 percent of which Evans will have to post to secure her release.

Flores also ordered that Evans refrain from alcohol or any illegal substances, submit to testing and arrange to be monitored by pre-trial release upon her release. Finally, Evans was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims in the case.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(21) comments

Skyevans

I just loved how nobody knows anything about me or the situation but wanna be on here talking about I’m going to skip court. We’ll see what the next headline will say when I DO SHOW UP FOR COURT ! Because I’m NOT a criminal ! KNOW UR FACTS ! I grew up 25 min away from Fredrick ! I lived in my car in Fredrick last year washing cars making money to get myself out of living in my broke down car. You people are sick ! You people know nothing about me but got a lot to say about me!! You people are terrible. You people are BORED !

mkirish44

Either way we spend money on her....jailing her or going to Georgia to pick her up when she skips court. Shocking she is staying in Montgomery County. Lets play guess where shes staying

Lemmy

MoCo is a garbage dump. Many are leaving. Unfortunately, they are coming to Frederick County and will soon make Frederick County similar - high crime, congestion, drugs.

KellyAlzan

Yes. Spring Ridge comes to mind.

Skyevans

First of all I LIVED IN MOCO FOR 10 YEARS! Shut up and know ur facts

Skyevans

First of all nobody is skipping court ! Mind ur business

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bosco

How many people have you witnessed out waving guns around?

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threecents

You see a lot of "gun wavers" at road rage incidents??

Russian

No excuse not giving her 30 days in a cage

threecents

She is a nonviolent employed 20-year old, so the judge made a reasonable decision, especially in corona times. If she skips town, then she has a felony charge against her.

User1

First and second degree assault is not considered “nonviolent”. Driving a car with Georgia plates and a Georgia DL? Long way for a food delivery isn’t it?

Skyevans

FIRST OF ALL I LIVED HERE FOR 10 YEARS. I WAS OUT HERE WORKING AS A MANAGER AT A PIZZA SHOP AND THAT DAY WAS MY OFF DAY AND I WAS WORKING DOORDASH ! MIND UR BUSINESS AND KNOW YOUR FACTS

User1

Maybe you can join her?

KR999

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didnt know they made fake looking bb guns. guess she went all out and got a realistic looking one. better headline next time please!

steelersfan2005

BB gun modeled after a Beretta handgun

threecents

The headline is fine.

DickD

She got off light and will never show up in court.

Skyevans

Mind ur business. You don’t know me.

KellyAlzan

Sounds like a fair decision

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KR999

She prefers...…...Pb. [lol]

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