Man charged after alleged road rage incident
A St. Louis man is being charged in Saline County with a class E felony after allegedly pointing a gun at a traveler on Interstate 70.
According to a probable cause statement, at 9:38 a.m. Sunday, July 1, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was notified by Troop A communications of a road rage incident near the junction of I-70 and U.S. Highway 65. The reporting party alleged that while in the passing lane, a silver Dodge Magnum traveled at a high rate of speed ó approaching them from behind. When the alleged victims passed another vehicle, they changed into the right lane to allow the Dodge to pass. As the Dodge passed, the driver reportedly slowed and pointed a handgun at them.
The probable cause statement says the victim reported slowing, and the driver continued pointing the gun. The victim reported speeding up to 100 mph and the Dodge began to gain on them before they exited the interstate. The suspectís vehicle reportedly attempted to pass two vehicles by traveling between them, and struck a van in the process. The silver Dodge Magnum in question left the shoulder and continued driving, according to the report. The probable cause statement indicates Higginsville police located the vehicle traveling north on state Highway 13 and conducted a traffic stop.
A semi-automatic handgun was later located in the vehicle, as well as several stolen items.
According to unofficial online court documents, Reginald Tyrone Green Jr., 21, of St. Louis, was charged in Saline County with unlawful use of weapon-subsection 4-exhibiting. His bond was set at $7,500 cash only.
Editorís note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.