Apparent road rage results in charges

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In this photo taken from cell phone video and provided by the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, a man identified as Bradley Turner points a gun as he stands next to a woman identified as Christy Turner during an apparent case of road rage.

Carteret County Sheriff's Office
Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 06:24 PM.

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.

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