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Man arrested in road-rage incident in Rocky Mount

Posted September 10, 2009

— Rocky Mount police arrested a 59-year-old man Wednesday afternoon after a road-rage incident along North Wesleyan Boulevard in which one driver pointed a gun at another.

Luther Bullock told police that another driver cut him off repeatedly when he tried to pass him while going north on Wesleyan Boulevard around 3:15 p.m. The men cursed at each other, then the other driver pulled out a gun and pointed it at Bullock, police said.

Bullock described the other vehicle to police, and officers stopped a vehicle driven by Michael Smith.

Police said they found a .32-caliber handgun in Smith's front left pocket and two other handguns in his vehicle.

Smith was charged with assault by pointing a gun and carrying a concealed weapon. He was given a $5,000 unsecured bond.


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  • blahh Sep 10, 2009

    I'm pretty sure this could have easily been prevented. People get in trouble over the stupidest things in life!

  • edits Sep 10, 2009

    Well it looks as though Durham might be a glaring improvement in the future if this keeps up

  • 007KnightRider Sep 10, 2009

    What is going on in Rocky Mount? Everyday there is something on WRAL from this city.

  • Adelinthe Sep 10, 2009

    Why post the name of the victim here? Boggles the mind what some news coverages will do.

    In my opinion, those who commit road rage should lose their licenses FOREVER.

    Praying for this guy's victim - at least WRAL didn't give his address. sigh

    God bless.


  • Faceman Sep 10, 2009

    What in the World is going on with Rocky Mount???

  • pf7130 Sep 10, 2009

    Now the bad guy knows who turned him in! Way to go media! Congratulate yourself when this guy gets killed.