Man accused of pulling gun during Franklin road rage incident

(Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Franklin man faces an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly pulled a gun during a road rage incident.

Alex Oneal, 19, is currently free on $3,000 bond following the incident that occurred on Friday at 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 65 near Cool Springs Boulevard.

A Columbia couple told Franklin police they were travelling south on the interstate when a pickup truck began to tailgate them.

The driver, identified as Oneal, allegedly passed the couple and slammed on his brakes, bringing both vehicles to a stop on the interstate.

Oneal is accused of them throwing an ashtray at the victim’s car before speeding away away. The victims followed his truck and called police.

According to a press release, the 19-year-old then drove parallel to the victim’s car using the right shoulder of the roadway.

It was at this time the victims claim he racked the slide of his semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at them.

Speeds during the incident reportedly reached 100 miles per hour.

Officers located Oneal in his pickup truck, behind the Murfreesboro Road Sonic, shortly after 10 p.m.

The gun was allegedly found in his possession when officers ordered him from his truck.

Oneal is due in court on April 14, at 1 p.m. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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