Man arrested after road rage incident

by Wes Mayer

A Coweta County man was arrested at his home Saturday after a tractor-trailer driver accused the man of pointing a pistol at him on the road.

Around 2 p.m., deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1400-block of South U.S. Highway 29 – near exit 41 of I-85 – in reference to a road rage incident, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. There, the deputies were flagged down by the victim, a tractor-trailer truck driver out of Phenix City, Ala.

The victim told deputies he was leaving the BP gas station on South Highway 29 when he witnessed a man in a white Cadillac Escalade speeding through the nearby McDonald’s, Yarbrough said. As the victim began to pull out of the gas station, the driver of the Escalade cut him off.

According to Yarbrough, the tractor-trailer driver said he got behind the Cadillac and honked his horn. The driver of the Cadillac then stopped his vehicle, got out with a semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at the victim and threatened to kill him.

The victim was able to provide details on the vehicle and the semi-automatic pistol, and authorities were able to identify the suspect as James William Bohn, 45, Yarbrough said. Authorities later found Bohn at his home on Cherokee Farms Drive, charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm and transported him the Coweta County Jail.



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