A Missouri man was arrested Tuesday night after deputies say he pointed a firearm at another driver during a road rage incident.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Nathan Lee Grego, 46, of Higbee, Missouri, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Around 7:45 p.m., the victim was at a three-way stop in the Whole Foods parking lot attempting to turn onto Strada Place. As the victim turned, a white Ford F150 pickup driven by Grego ran one of the stop signs and began tailgating the victim as they both turned onto northbound US-41.
Grego pulled up next to the victim and flipped him off. The victim returned the gesture. The victim told deputies that Grego then pointed a gun at him and asked, “Do you want some?”
The victim later told deputies he feared for his life and believed Grego would shoot him.
The victim provided CCSO with a physical description of Grego and the license plate number of the pickup he was driving. Deputies quickly found the pickup as it turned onto Wiggins Pass Road and took Grego into custody.
Deputies recovered a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat of Grego’s vehicle.