Mount Pleasant police say a Milwaukee man threatened to kill a woman Tuesday after she broke up with him.

Percy Hayes, 30, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon and pointing a firearm at someone, both as domestic abuse incidents. If convicted, he faces up to one year in prison and/or up to $11,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called at 8 a.m. Tuesday to Aurora Health Care on Washington Avenue for a report of a man threatening to shoot the caller and himself. When officers arrived on scene, a woman told them she’d broken up with Hayes that morning and was driving him back to his home in Milwaukee when he pulled his gun out of his holster and put it on his lap.

Police say the woman told them Hayes said he was so mad he wanted to shoot the next person who pulled up next to him. The woman said when she heard Hayes make threats, she said she wanted to get out of the car, but he said, “You’re not going to pull over, if you pull over, I’m going to shoot you.”

Sturtevant police radioed that they had Hayes in custody, and during questioning he admitted to being upset about the break-up because he and the woman have a child together, and he was afraid he would no longer be able to see them. Hayes does have a conceal-carry permit for his gun, which police recovered from him at the time of his arrest and described it as a .40 caliber high point handgun.

Hayes remains in the Racine County Jail on a $300 cash bond and ordered to not have contact with the woman or possess any weapons. He will next be in court March 31 for his pre-trial conference.

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