Convicted felon accused of waving gun at woman on I-40

Allen Young (Courtesy: Dickson County authorities)
Allen Young (Courtesy: Dickson County authorities)

DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – A convicted felon was arrested after a road rage incident Thursday night after he reportedly flashed a gun at two motorists.

It happened on Interstate 40 at the Dickson exit.

Police said a man previously convicted of vehicular homicide got upset and allegedly waved a handgun at two women.

One of the alleged victims called 911, saying, “I got a guy flashing a gun at me at exit 172.”

Alert off-duty police officers then spot the man’s truck while working on a nearby ramp. They pull him over until another officer arrives.

According to police, 55-year-old Allen Young had an outstanding warrant out of Cheatham County and a prior felony conviction for vehicular homicide.

Allen Young (Courtesy: Dickson County Sheriff's Office)
Allen Young (Courtesy: Dickson County authorities)

A sergeant with a body cam reportedly got consent to search the car and quickly determined the Centerville was being deceptive.

“You understand if I find a gun I’m going to charge you with it,” the sergeant says.

“As far as I know, there is not a weapon in there,” Young responds.

“As far as you know?” the officer responds. “My son uses my truck, too,” Young says.

The sergeant allegedly found bullets quickly and put Young under arrest. He then found a loaded 9mm in the man’s lunchbox.

According to authorities, a second loaded handgun was found behind the seat, as well as multiple boxes of ammunition.

Young still maintains he didn’t wave a gun at the woman.

Dickson police officer Lt. Todd Christian told News 2 they are seeing more and more road rage incidents.

“Slow down. Don’t be crazy out there,” he said.

Young now faces charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and aggravated assault for allegedly waving that gun.

He was taken to the Dickson County jail where he’s being held on $35,000 bond. He’s due in court Jan. 10.