Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who allegedly pulled a handgun on a visiting family of four stemming from a road rage incident Friday.
Charles D. Knight, 47, 1020 Darby Drive, was arrested on four felony counts of Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who pulled a handgun on a visiting family of four stemming from a road rage incident Friday. Arrested on four felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A man on his way to a his mother's house for the Easter weekend with his wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 14, exited Interstate 75 at exit 161 and proceeded to U.S. 41 where he stopped several cars back from the red traffic light.
Charles D. Knight
The man told deputies a red pickup truck pulled up behind him and the female driver started throwing up her hands, screaming and cursing. Male passenger, Knight, also was screaming and then displayed a black handgun. The man said he was in fear for the safety of his family.
Deputies located Knight at a home on Lindsay Avenue and the visitors identified Knight as the man who waved a handgun at them. Deputies seized the 9mm Glock firearm from inside the pickup for evidence, and transported Knight to the Charlotte County Jail where he posted $20,000 bond and was released Saturday.