An 18-year-old Gaithersburg area man was arrested on Valentines Day after he pointed a rifle at a driver during a road rage incident earlier this month, police said.
Kenneth A. Johnson Jr., of the 17800 block of Washington Grove Lane, was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, and has been released on $5,000 bond, according to online court records.
On Feb. 8 at around 7:20am, police were called to Sam Eig Highway between the Intercounty Connector and Great Seneca Highway, police report.
The victim said that after getting into a verbal arguement with the suspect about his driving actions, the suspect pulled a rifle from the back seat of his car and held it as if he was going to shoot, police said.
When the suspect noticed the victim on his cell phone, he drove away toward I-270, police said.
The victim described the suspect's car as a red Honda and gave police the license plate number, police said.
Police tracked down the car and yesterday arrested Johnson.
According to online court records, Johnson was arrested in August of 2011 for trespassing and resisting arrest. He pled guilty to the trespassing charge and was given six months probation with all but the two days served in jail suspended.
No court date or attorney information was listed in online court records.