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Aggression on I-20 ends in arrest – Lincoln Parish Journal

A North Carolina man was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at the occupants of another vehicle on Interstate 20.

Gregory Allen Nixon, 64, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault after two women said he pointed a gun at them while traveling eastbound on I-20 last Tuesday around 5 p.m. in Lincoln Parish.

A woman and her mother said they were driving behind a red GMC pickup truck that was driving slowly so they passed it. The pickup driver then turned them off and they returned the same gesture. The women said they tried to drive away from the pickup, but the driver pulled up next to them and pointed a gun at them.

The woman said they took exit 77 and headed north on La. Highway 507. As they returned to the interstate, the pickup passed them again. Both women appeared visibly upset with the officers and said they feared for their safety when they saw the gun.

Nixon also called the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office about the incident, saying he stopped at Exit 84. When questioned by deputies, Nixon said he pulled his gun, but said he did not point it at the other vehicle. He claimed the other vehicle cut him off and was “braking” him and that’s why he pulled his gun.

Nixon said he exited the interstate to get away from the other vehicle, and when he was a mile north of I-20, he turned around because he thought enough time had passed for the other vehicle to disappear . A Ruger pistol was found in Nixon’s truck. He admitted it was the gun that was pulled out during the incident.

Nixon was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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