Arrests Made in Two Alleged Road Rage IncidentsFeatured Stories, News Monday, February 4th, 2013
College Station Police made two weekend arrests for disorderly conduct involving weapons following allegations of road rage.
One arrest involves the suspect accusing the victim of tailgating. The early Sunday morning incident began in Bryan at Villa Maria and Old College. 22 year old Benjamin Waggoner of College Station told police he raised a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun so the other driver could see it. The victim called 911 then followed Waggoner into College Station, giving dispatchers updated locations. Both vehicles stopped at a convenience store at Wellborn and Southwest Parkway. The arrest report does not state if there was any altercation between the drivers before police arrived. The victim told police Waggoner never pointed the shotgun at him but he became alarmed and felt he was being threatened. Waggoner is out of jail after posting a $10,000 thousand dollar bond following his arrest, which included a charge of possessing a prohibited weapon.
Just before 6 p.m. Friday on Holleman and Harvey Mitchell Parkway, a driver called 911 to report another motorist flashed a larger semi-automatic handgun at him. The victim said this was after the suspect, who was behind him trying to move into the left turn lane, honked his horn several times, waved his arms, and appeared to be cussing at him.
The two vehicles were eventually side-by-side at another red light. At that point the victim said as he was talking on his cell phone he was staring at the other driver and saw him pull out a silver semi automatic pistol and hold it up in his right hand.
The victim gave 911 a vehicle description and partial tag number and police stopped the suspect’s car on Texas near Harvey Mitchell.
The suspect said he didn’t have any problems with the victim, he was mad at his girlfriend for leaving the gun in her car, and he was in the process of moving it from the driver side door to the backseat. He also said he didn’t point the gun at anyone and believed his actions did not constitute any threat.
The investigating officer who wrote the arrest report said it was based on the suspect admitting to handling the gun and concluding the suspect displayed the weapon in a manner calculated to alarm the victim…who was staring at the suspect.
22 year old Kirby Ennis is out of jail after posting a $2,000 dollar bond following his arrest for disorderly conduct-displaying a firearm. Ennis recently finished junior season on the A&M football team where he is a defensive lineman.
On Saturday, Ennis tweeted about his arrest:
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