Update 05/21/2022: According to News4JAX the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced it has made an arrest in the case.
Kevin Troy Williamson, 59, was arrested Friday and is charged with misdemeanor battery, police said.
He appeared before a judge on the charge Saturday and was ordered to be held on $20,000 bond and to not have any contact with the victim or witnesses or return to the gas station where the incident occurred.
According to News4JAX 23-year-old, Rayme McCoy, said she walked into the gas station near her home and was followed by an older white man who was already involved in an argument with someone outside.
McCoy said the man was “ranting and raving” and using racist language and at one point, the man walked toward the counter where McCoy was standing and she asked him to back up.
That’s when the man said he had a gun in his car, McCoy said.
“So at that point, I felt threatened,” McCoy said. “He put his beers on the counter in front of my stuff and I slid them over and at that point, that’s when he started punching me in the face.”
Video shared with News4JAX, which does not contain audio of the exchange, shows the man with a mustache and a green shirt punching McCoy in the face at least 10 times before he walks out of the store. The video was also posted on social media and shared thousands of times.
Warning, it is graphic and linked here on Rayme’s Instagram.
On Instagram, Rayme admitted she was not going to say anything but that at some point something needs to be said and justice needs to be served.
I wasn’t going to say anything about this but at this point something needs to be said & justice WILL be served. Monday I was at the BP on University & Ft.Caroline & a Caucasian man came into the store on a racist rampage talking about my “kind” & we need to “go back” after politely asked the man to give me space he attacked me by repeatedly punching me in my face & head .
This was a full on HATE CRIME & I want awareness brought to this situation because it’s happening all over .
Never in a million years did I think it would happen to me.
He pulled off in a 2012 Orange Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback TAG # HBEI75 (or similar) If you have any info on this man please contact me or JSO!