STAFFORD, Va. —
A 20-year-old man was arrested by Stafford County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he was accused of pulling out a gun on another driver in a road rage incident.
Deputies say they responded to the area of Stafford Marketplace around 5:41 p.m. on Tuesday for the report of a disturbance. The caller told officials he was driving on Doc Stone Road near Juggins Road when he saw the suspect’s vehicle stopping traffic.
The man told deputies he honked his horn, causing the driver to stick his head out of the window. The victim and suspect argued and the victim said he told the suspect to keep going. The suspect then reached into his back seat and held a gun out the window, according to officials.
Officials said passengers in the car stopped the suspect, who sped off. The victim said he followed the suspect to Stafford Marketplace and then called the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies searched the area for the suspect’s vehicle, but were unable to locate him. Later, one deputy located the suspect driving very slowly in the area of Garrisonville Road and Wolverine Way. Authorities called for backup and arrested Burnett at the scene.
Authorities said Burnett’s car reeked of marijuana leading them to search the car where they found the drug along with an open bottle of alcohol. Deputies also found the pellet gun the suspect reportedly pulled out on the victim.
Burnett was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail where he is being held without bond, according to a police report.
Burnett was charged with brandishing a firearm, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, driving suspended, possession of marijuana, drinking while operating a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage.