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Road rage incident leads to felony charge

A man is in jail after pulling a BB gun during a road rage incident on Interstate 40. Around 5:55 p.m. September 1, officers responded to a call where an apparent victim was following a car after the passenger pointed a handgun at them. Officers caught up to the suspect’s car near Rutland Elementary and stopped it.

The victim, a 34-year-old Mt. Juliet man, reported that he was travelling east on Interstate 40 when an altercation began between him and other motorists in another vehicle. As the victim was passing the vehicle, the passenger, 20-year-old Jason Mangrum of Lebanon, pointed a handgun towards the victim and showed him the side of the weapon.

Further investigation revealed two handguns in the car, which included the one displayed by Mangrum- a Sig Sauer 1911 .177 caliber BB gun.
Mangrum was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Aggravated Assault.

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