SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield man, Gregory A. Cross, 49, is facing unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action charges after police say he was involved in a road rage incident.
According to court documents, on November 8th, 2018, a driver called 9-11 to report a man had fired at his vehicle on Highway 65 and James River Freeway. It was just before 11 a.m. when the victim says he passed a slow-moving vehicle and noticed the driver “fixated” on him and then began to follow his vehicle. The victim stopped on the highway and told police the slower driver exited his vehicle and approached the window where they began to argue. The victim says he noticed a weapon so he accelerated his truck to escape and that’s when, he says, the other driver began firing.
The victim took off and called 9-1-1 and eventually pulled into a business parking lot to await police. Court documents show at least two other witnesses corroborated the victim’s account. Officers were dispatched and located Cross driving east on Lacuna street with hazard lights flashing. When pulled over, the officer noticed something black tossed outside the window. It was a Ruger LCP, 380 handgun. Cross was arrested on scene. He will be back in court December 17th.
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