A Wyandanch man was charged with hitting a woman in his car and threatening to pull a gun on her in Roslyn Heights when she would not listen to him, police said.
The alleged incident took place on Monday, May 22 around 6:15 p.m.
Derrick Bonds, 49, was driving with the 55-year-old female victim in his blue-colored 2016 Mazda when she received a phone call, police said.
Bonds became aggressive and yelled at the victim that he was in control and she was going to do what he told her to do, police said.
When she refused, Bonds struck the victim’s left cheek and lip with the back of his hand, causing pain and a laceration, before yelling that he was going to retrieve his gun from a black bag in the vehicle, police said.
After pulling over the vehicle on the side of the road and exiting to get his gun, the victim jumped into the driver’s seat and fled the scene, leaving Bonds on the roadway, police said.
The victim drove to a safe location in front of 373 Willis Ave. in Roslyn Heights before contacting police and telling them there may be a gun in the vehicle.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for her injuries, police said.
Bonds was detained in front of 220 Mineola Ave. in Roslyn Heights, police said.
Bonds is charged with assault in the third degree, menacing in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices not in the home in the first degree.