A 44 year old man named Bradley Turner is in hot water after a road rage incident gone terribly wrong. ABC news has the full story:
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BEAUFORT, Carteret County – A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to several charges centered on a road rage case where he pulled a gun and fired it. Bradley Turner, 44, of LaGrange entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Carteret County Superior Court in connection with a 2013 road rage case in Newport.
According to District Attorney Scott Thomas, on March 24, 2013, Turner, accompanied by his wife, Christy, became involved in a dispute with another driver on US Highway 70 East in the James City area of Craven County. Turner and the occupants of the other vehicle continued their exchanges along Highway 70 into Newport in Carteret County, where the other driver pulled into a residential driveway. Turner then approached the other vehicle, engaging in an exchange with the other driver. He punched the driver through his open window. That man, along with a man and woman in the truck with him, got out of the pickup. Those two men fought with Turner, eventually throwing him to the ground.
At that point, Christy Turner handed Turner a handgun, which he fired once into the ground. He then pointed the gun at the two men, but did not fire, and they ran into the residence. He and Christy Turner then got into their vehicle and left. This initial incident was captured on cell phone video by the female passenger in the truck.
A short time later, Turner returned to the driveway, got out of his vehicle and fired three times at the now-unoccupied pickup, causing damage to the truck. One of the rounds also hit a neighboring house, which was occupied at the time. Turner then left. Carteret County Sheriff’s investigators were able to identify Turner and his vehicle and issued warrants against him. Eventually, Turner surrendered the firearm used in the incident, a .380 pistol.
Turner pleaded guilty to all charges against him: Felony Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling; two misdemeanor counts of Assault by Pointing a Gun; one count of Injury to Personal Property; and one count of Assault and Battery. Christy Turner’s misdemeanor charges (two counts of Assault by Pointing a Gun) were dismissed after Turner pleaded guilty.
Judge W. Douglas Parsons sentenced Turner to 25 to 42 months in prison. Judge Parsons then suspended that sentence and placed Turner on 36 months of supervised probation. He ordered Turner to pay court costs and to pay restitution to the victims. He ordered that Turner have no contact with the victims, including no direct or indirect contact by social media. Turner must undergo anger management classes and will be subject to electronic house arrest with an ankle bracelet for the first 6 months of probation. Turner cannot possess any weapons, and if he is found in possession of weapons, he will be arrested under a $ 100,000 bond. The gun that Turner used was forfeited to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department. He will be supervised by a probation officer in Lenoir County, where he resides.