Bedminster Man Allegedly Points Air Pistol at Another Driver in Hilltown Road Rage Incident, Police Say
A Bedminster Township man has been charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and reckless driving, after a search warrant revealed the gun he allegedly pointed at another driver during a road rage incident June 23 in Hilltown Township was an air pistol, police said.
Jonathan King, 38, of the 100 block of Kern Drive, was allegedly the driver behind the wheel of a black Ford Mustang on June 23 at 2:17 p.m., who was reported by witnesses for speeding and driving recklessly near Hilltown Pike and Callowhill Road, police said.
At 2:20 p.m., Hilltown Police received a second call about King, this time stating he was allegedly in a road rage incident at Church Road and Hilltown Pike, where King pointed a black handgun at another driver, police said.
A registration of the Mustang came back to King, police said.
Police interviewed King about the alleged incident, and he admitted to driving the Mustang, police said.
A search warrant for King's home was obtained and executed June 23.
A black semi-automatic air pistol matching the description of the one used in the road rage was seized from King's home, police said.
Editor's Note: These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.