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Police: Lebanon road rage suspect pointed loaded gun at other driver, passenger

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LEBANON, OR (KPTV) -

A road rage suspect pointed a loaded gun at a man and woman in another car as he passed them on Highway 20, according to police.

The Lebanon Police Department responded to reports of a road rage incident at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday just north of the city limits.

A caller reported that a man in a red Ford pickup began following him and driving recklessly. The caller said the driver in the truck eventually passed him and pointed a handgun at him and his female passenger.  

Officers located the suspect vehicle a short time later and conducted a high-risk traffic stop near the intersection of South 5th Street and West Maple Street.

The driver, 41-year-old Kerby Newman of Lebanon, was detained as officers searched his truck.

Police said a loaded Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun was found concealed in Newman's pickup.

The gun was seized and Newman was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm at another and reckless endangering. A jail booking photo of Newman was not available Wednesday.

Police said the victims and the suspect did not know each other. Newman had no prior contacts with Lebanon police.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lebanon Police Department.

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