Ar­rest made in road rage case

Sus­pect al­legedly opened fire on I-20

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

quently,” S t ewa r t said. “Peo­ple should al­ways be aware of those around them on the road.”

The con­fronta­tion re­port­edly tran­spired af­ter the vic­tim’s trac­tor-trailer al­most col­lided with Wig­gins’ brown GMC Yukon, which was forced off the road, Ste­wart said.

The in­ci­dent was to­tally ac­ci­den­tal, the vic­tim said, but the driver of the Yukon re­port­edly be­came very an­gry.

An ar­rest has been made in con­nec­tion with an ap­par­ent act of road rage that oc­curred last week.

New­ton County Sher­iff’s in­ves­ti­ga­tor Shar­ron Ste­wart said John Wig­gins, of Decatur, has been charged with ag­gres­sive driv­ing af­ter the in­ci­dent, which took place on In­ter­state 20.

The vic­tims re­ported Wig­gins shot at their Freight­line trac­tor-trailer, but Wig­gins de­nied the act. Ste­wart said there was not enough ev­i­dence to con­nect Wig­gins with the bul­let hole in the trac­tor-trailer.

“Road rage seems to be hap­pen­ing more and more fre-

The vic­tim said Wig­gins brought the SUV even with his trac­tor-trailer and opened fire with a hand­gun. Wig­gins re­port­edly said he tried to cut the trac­tor-trailer off but never shot at it.

A bul­let was found in the in­te­rior of the cab of the truck, said NCSO Lt. Bill Wat­ter­son.

Af­ter the in­ci­dent, the vic­tims fol­lowed the Yukon off I-20 to Salem Road, but the SUV re­port­edly dou­bled back and re­turned to the in­ter­state. The de­scrip­tion the vic­tims were able to pro­vide di­rectly led to Wig­gins’ ar­rest.

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