Teens In Custody Following BB-Gun-Road-Rage Incident In Coopertown
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Friday afternoon, a call came into 911 from a woman traveling on Flewellyn Road near Coopertown. The woman told officials that someone was shooting out the window of a moving vehicle.
The victim advised that a white Ford Ranger pulled out in front of her while she was traveling with her two small children. The woman was forced to take measures to avoid hitting the truck, according to Robertson County Sheriff’s officials. The victim stated that a male subject allegedly started throwing items at her from the passenger side of the truck and then allegedly brandished what appeared to be some type of handgun which later turned out to be a BB-gun.
The victim told Police that the suspect allegedly fired into the air and at her vehicle. The gun was later determined to be a pellet gun that resembled a 357 revolver.
Deputies made contact with the vehicle and after searching it found the 357 revolver style pellet gun, another pistol style BB gun, and two PVC pipe bombs filled with Tannerite which is used for firearms practice. MORE
What appeared to be a bullet proof vest was also also located in the items recovered during the investigation, however, it turned out to be just a carrier vest.
According to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office PIO Ryan Martin, there were two occupants in the vehicle. Both are juveniles, a 17 year old male and a 15 year old girl. The 15-year old driver was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Alcohol and Driving without a license. The 17-year old passenger was charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a prohibited weapon (explosives).
Both juveniles are being detained as the case is pending. The investigation is still ongoing.
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