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Police say road rage led to aggravated assault charge for Gray man

Nick Shepherd, NET News Service • Oct 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

KINGSPORT — One local man was arrested for road rage after he threatened another driver with a weapon, but was met with a surprise when the other driver greeted him with a gun, according to a police report.

James Anthony Strong, 54, 171 Windsong Drive, Gray, was charged with aggravated assault.

The incident began on Saturday when officers with the Kingsport Police Department were investigation a traffic crash at the intersection of West Stone Drive and C.E. Brooks. Officers were directing traffic through the parking lot of Pizza Hut to get traffic around the crash.

During the traffic delay, Strong became angry at the driver in front of him and began sounding his horn at the car in front of him. Strong then exited his vehicle and began moving toward the car in front of him with a metal baton.

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