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.



More Local

School board to appoint new member by August

The Coweta County Board of Education anticipates appointing a new board member to fill its current vacancy at its regular meeting in August. ... Read More


Airport taxiway project to begin next month

Work on the Newnan-Coweta County Airport’s long-awaited new taxiway may begin as early as mid-June. The new taxiway, which will serve ... Read More


NCCA approves $4,000 for landscaping

The Newnan Convention Center Authority (NCCA) marked the two-year anniversary of The Newnan Centre’s opening at its quarterly meeting ... Read More


Newnan council to vote on paving contract

Newnan City Council will be voting on a contract to repair a portion of LaGrange Street at its meeting on Tuesday. The proposed contract is ... Read More


County’s largest graduating class to march at ECHS

Graduation has already been held at two Coweta County high schools, but the largest number of seniors in the class of 2015 will march today ... Read More

Two arrested for suspected marijuana distribution

A man and woman suspected of dealing marijuana in a Sharpsburg neighborhood were arrested Thursday after authorities with both the Coweta Co ... Read More