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Four Oaks man charged in road rage shooting

Posted March 12, 2012 4:43 p.m. EDT
Updated March 13, 2012 9:14 a.m. EDT

— A 22-year-old Four Oaks man has been charged in what authorities are calling a case of road rage after he allegedly fired a gun at another driver last week.

Branden Laquinn Williams was being held in the Johnston County jail Monday under a $60,000 bond on one count of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

The other driver, Brandon Caldwell, was not injured, and authorities said they believe the shooting was a random act.

Caldwell was sideswiped by a passing car on Booker Dairy Road near Smithfield-Selma High School on Thursday, authorities said. He began to follow the other car, and eventually, the other driver fired several shots at Caldwell's vehicle.

Caldwell's vehicle was eventually disabled on U.S. Highway 301 in Selma, but he got the license plate number of the other vehicle, which led authorities to a home on Allen Street in Four Oaks. Williams was arrested at the home.