Deputies: Man used gun and truck to attack driver he knew
DUKE - Deputies said a man fired a gun at someone he knew after using his pickup truck to ram the other driver off the road twice.
The Phelps County Sheriff's Department said Bryan Curtis, of Duke, was arrested and faces charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.
According to the department, Curtis, who was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck, became aggressive with the driver of a white Buick as the two cars traveled east on Route K. Curtis intentionally rammed into the Buick which caused the driver to lose control and drive off the left side of the road, according to deputies.
After the car was off the road, Curtis confronted the driver of the Buick and used a small caliber handgun to fire multiple shots into the rear passenger window of the Buick, deputies said.
According to a report, after the shots were fired, the driver of the Buick got back into his car and attempted to leave. As the Buick drove east on Route K, Curtis got back into his car and followed the Buick.
Deputies said Curtis once again intentionally rammed into the rear of the Buick which forced it off the right side of the road. Curtis fired several more rounds at the windshield and hood of the Buick before leaving the scene, the report said.
Curtis was apprehended by deputies with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. There were no injuries reported.
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