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A Sebastian County man was arrested in a case of road rage, accused of pointing a loaded gun at three teens because they were following too closely, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff ’s Office.

Jeffery Wayne Pittman, 52, of Bonanza was booked into the county jail Thursday afternoon on three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, according to Sheriff ’s Office news release. He was released on $7,500 bond.

According to the Sheriff ’s Office, a male and two females were driving on Massard Road approaching Wells Lake Road at Chaffee Crossing about 4 p.m. Thursday behind a red Hyundai Elantra.

As they were driving, the teens saw the driver of the Hyundai, Pittman, start waving a pistol around inside the car. Near the intersection of Wells Lake Road, the driver slammed on his brakes, got out and pointed the pistol at the three, according to the release.

The teens yelled at Pittman and pleaded with him not to point the gun at them, according to the release. Pittman said they were following too close.

Pittman got in his car and drove on. The teens called 911 and followed at a distance, telling deputies where the Hyundai was heading. Deputies arrested Pittman in Greenwood within minutes. The teens identified Pittman as the man who pointed the gun at them, according to the release.

According to the release, Pittman had the pistol, which was loaded with a round in the chamber, along with two loaded magazines of bullets and a holster when police stopped him.

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