5 dead, 2 seriously injured after Florida crash between vehicle and train
Share and Follow

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Florida motorist accused of firing shots at an East Providence home before leading officers on a wild pursuit in Rhode Island last week appeared in court Monday.

More than 1,000 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the black Nissan Armada, and several guns were also found in a backpack discarded along the chase route, according to police.

Law enforcement officials brought more than 100 counts against Joshua Pavao, 43, with a last known address in Kissimmee.

No pleas were entered in court Monday. Bail was at $100,000 with surety, and Pavao was ordered to turn over all of his firearms and his passport.

Pavao lives with a parent in Florida and will be allowed to return to the state only after meeting pre-trial conditions, according to officials.

The court clerk’s office did not immediately have the name of an attorney representing Pavao.

During the chase, the suspect crashed into several other vehicles, officials said.

The pursuit ended with Pavao’s SUV crashing and spilling bullets and cartridges on a roadway in East Providence, police said. Pavao abandoned his vehicle, fled on foot and was arrested, according to police.

“This was an extremely volatile situation involving a dangerous and unpredictable suspect who put so many of our residents and police officers in harm’s way,” Police Chief Christopher Francesconi said in a written statement over the weekend.

Charges included 106 counts of possessing a large capacity feeding device, discharging a weapon from a vehicle, eluding an officer and obstructing officers.

Share and Follow
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

What killed Flaco the owl? New York zoologists testing for toxins, disease as contributing factors

NEW YORK – New York City’s celebrity owl Flaco died from a…

Can you mute your microwave? It might be easier than you think

(NEXSTAR) – No one appears to be doing any scientific research on…

Friends of Sycamore Shoals Historic Area was most popular TN specialty plate in 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – “Drive with Dolly,” “Save the Bees” and “Cool…

Man arrested after striking 3 vehicles, killing woman while leaving nightclub: HCSO

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A man is behind bars for killing…

Tri-Cities Walking Challenge aims to encourage community to stay active in 2024

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Local company The Goose Chase began the…

'I just got hit by a car': Florida deputy gets clipped by car on highway, video shows

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida deputy working a traffic crash was…

The Weather Behind the Flames: Unraveling the Science of Prescribed Burns

The recent haze over the CSRA is likely something you’ve noticed. It’s…

Supreme Court takes up regulation of social media platforms in cases from Florida and Texas

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to state laws…