Lake Worth Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Ex Refuses to Marry Him

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Authorities in Lake Worth have arrested a man they said fired more than 12 rounds into a mobile home after his ex-girlfriend refused to accept his marriage proposal. Investigators responded to a report of gunfire at the Palm Beach Mobile Home Park north of Lake Worth Road around 10:45 p.m. Friday to find one of the mobile homes covered in bullet holes as well as multiple bullet casings on the ground. According to the report, the woman inside the mobile home told authorities that her ex-boyfriend Gordon Kovie, who she’d been separated from for nearly five years, came to the home the day before and brought her a wedding dress and a ring and forced it on her finger. The woman says she took the ring off of her finger and placed it in Kovie’s car before driving to her mother’s house, however, the incident did not in there.

The woman says the next day Kovie began sending her threatening text messages asking for the dress back before showing up to the home multiple times with a friend. The woman told authorities that she witnessed Kovie banging on the door through a live-stream video camera outside her friend’s mobile home and then heard the gunshots.

Kovie told authorities that he only went to his ex- girlfriend’s home once and was at a nearby bar when the shooting occurred. When investigators interviewed the manager of the establishment the manager could not recall seeing Kovie or his friend that day. Surveillance video also indicated Kovie did not visit the bar that night.

Surveillance from an establishment across the street from the mobile home park, however, showed Kovie at his ex-girlfriend’s residence on multiple occasions.

Kovie is now facing charges of attempted murder and firearm possession for a felon.

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