Man points gun at family during road rage incident

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cassville resident charged with 2 felonies for Monday incident

A Cassville man is facing two felony charges after allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman and her children in a vehicle during a road rage incident on Highway 37.

Landon Long, 22, of Cassville, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a press release from the Barry County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Barry County 911 received a call from Marie Miller, who said a man had pointed a rifle at her vehicle. She was passing Long's vehicle when it began to come over into her lane, leading her to honk her horn at Long and her son to yell out the window for him to watch where he was going.

Miller said that was when Long pointed the rifle out the window of his vehicle toward hers, leading her to speed away and call 911. Miller's 6-month-old daughter was also in the vehicle.

Barry County Deputy Dave Ruark was nearby and made contact with Long in the driveway of George's on Highway W, taking him into custody without incident.

The rifle used was allegedly in the passenger seat of Long's vehicle, and while it was not loaded, it was cocked as if ready to fire. Ammo for the rifle was also located in the vehicle.

Long is being held in the jail on a $20,000, cash only bond. He has yet to be arraigned.

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