Police accuse trucker of firing handgun at motorist on Oklahoma City highway

Benny Newcomb, 55, was jailed on complaints of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and shooting with intent to kill, according to an Oklahoma City police report.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm •  Published: July 17, 2014
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An Oklahoma trucker was arrested after he was accused of firing a handgun from his driver’s seat window at another vehicle while traveling down an Oklahoma City highway, police reported.

Benny Newcomb, 55, was jailed on complaints of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and shooting with intent to kill, according to a police report.

About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a gas station at SW 15 and S MacArthur Boulevard, where a man reported a road rage incident. The man told officers he was driving west on State Highway 152 approaching the MacArthur exit when a man with what looked like a gun pulled up beside him, driving a truck with no trailer attached. Seconds later, he heard a noise and his window exploded, the report stated.

The man reported the name of the trucking company to police. Officers located the truck using the company’s GPS. Police found a loaded 9 mm pistol and ammunition inside the truck, the report stated.

Newcomb, of Chandler, told police the man, who suffered redness and bruising on his left arm, nearly ran him off the road before the incident.

Newcomb was booked into Oklahoma County jail where he remained Thursday in lieu of $90,000 bail, a jail spokeswoman said.

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