Gun pointed in road rage incident in Stafford
The Stafford Sheriff’s Office says a Fredericksburg man may face jail time after a road rage incident went too far.
On September 21st, at 11:07 a.m. Deputy M.E. Gordon responded to the area of Warrenton Road and Celebrate Virginia Parkway for a report of a disturbance with a weapon. The victim advised they were behind a white Chrysler 300 at a traffic light when the light turned green. The white Chrysler did not move because the driver was not paying attention and looking at his phone. When the victim honked to get the driver’s attention, the driver exited the vehicle and took out a handgun.
The suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Danarian Thompson pointed the weapon towards the victim’s vehicle as he cursed at her. Thompson then got back in his vehicle and drove off. The victim followed Thompson’s vehicle from a distance to provide dispatch information on where the vehicle was going. Captain D.M. Stout was able to locate the suspect vehicle driving down Holly Corner Road and detain Thompson. A Taurus 9mm handgun was recovered from Thompson’s vehicle.
Thompson was charged with brandishing a firearm, unlawful stopping on a highway, and since there was a young child in the victim’s vehicle, he was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The magistrate released Thompson on an unsecured bond.