A Lenoir County couple faces charges in Carteret County in connection with an alleged case of road rage that led to shots fired over the weekend.
NEWPORT — A Lenoir County couple faces charges in Carteret County in connection with an alleged case of road rage that led to shots fired over the weekend.
The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants Monday afternoon charging Bradley Turner, 40, and Christy Turner, 30, of La Grange, in the altercation that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Newport area.
Bradley Turner is charged with discharging a weapon into property, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, going armed to the terror of the people, injury to personal property and assault. His wife is charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun, according to a release from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office had made contact with the Turners and they were expected to turn themselves in Monday evening.
Monday morning, Carteret County authorities released still images and a video clip from the scene and asked for the public’s help in identifying the couple involved.
At about 1 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the area of U.S. 70 and English Street in the Newport area in reference to an incident of apparent road rage that resulted in shots being fired. According to the sheriff’s office, the alleged road rage incident began on U.S. 70 in the James City area of Craven County and ended with an altercation and shots fired in Newport.
Major Jason Wank with the sheriff’s office said the driver of the second vehicle, a Chevrolet pick-up truck, pulled into a residential driveway, at which time Bradley Turner pulled in behind him.
The video clip shows Bradley Turner approaching the truck, making a comment and then punching the driver of the truck through the window.
Two men then jump out of the truck and get into a fight with Bradley Turner. Christy Turner is then seen in the video clip handing him a handgun. The couple reportedly had a toddler in the car with them.
The video clip ends with one shot being fired into the ground and Turner getting back in the vehicle.
Wank said the video clip is only a small portion of the full incident and does not show the shots that were fired at the truck. Turner reportedly left and returned to the scene a short time later, he said.
No one was injured by gunfire.
Wank said the video was recorded on a cell phone by a passenger in the pickup truck.
The names of the persons in the truck were not immediately available.