Off-duty St. Pete Beach fire chief arrested for aggravated assault, deputies say

A St. Pete Beach district fire chief was arrested for aggravated assault while off-duty in Redington Shores Thursday evening. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Thomas McClave, 55, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck south on Gulf Boulevard behind Gregory Hicks, 58, who was riding a bicycle in the shared bicycle/vehicle travel lane. Deputies said McClave then pulled up to Hicks and yelled at him to get off the road. After they briefly yelled back and forth, Hicks rode his bike onto the raised median, where McClave followed him in his pickup.