A road rage incident ended in the Barfield area with one man going to jail and the other going home. 41-Year old James Highers told police that the road rage situation started in the Warrior Drive area when he was allegedly cut off by Jeffery Prince.
After 47-year old Prince supposedly cut off Highers, Highers followed Prince. At one point, Highers pulled over in the emergency lane and then walked up to the car being driven by Prince, according to the narrative in a Murfreesboro Police Report. During that confrontation, Prince was said to have pulled out a handgun, pointing it at Highers. Officer D. Bush wrote in his report, “When Mr. Highers got out of his vehicle to confront him he began yelling and cussing at him and even threatened to kill him.”
Officer Bush evidently asked Prince if he ever saw a weapon in the possession of Highers and the report shows that he did not see any type of a weapon on or around Highers. As a result of Prince stating that he did not see a weapon on Highers, Prince was placed in handcuffs and charged with “Aggravated Assault.” His vehicle was then towed away from the scene. Highers was not charged with any wrong doing.
MPD Incident Report #14-6233
MPD Arrest Report #14-6233
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
In Tennessee, a person can be charged with Aggravated Assault if they use or display a deadly weapon. (TCA 39-13-102).