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Road-rage incident sends man to jail
BY KEITH EPPS
A Stafford man’s attempt to show a group of teenagers who was “boss” has landed him in jail on drug and other charges, police said.
Stafford sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur said Deputy Bo Truslow was flagged by four teenage boys about 12:35 p.m. Friday near Stafford Marketplace.
The teens—ages 18, 17, 17 and 15—looked extremely scared, and told Truslow they’d just had a gun pointed at them, Decatur said.
The teens told Truslow they were in a car on Staffordboro Boulevard when a 2003 Kia Forte they’d seen a short time earlier in nearby Foxwood Village pulled up close behind them.
The teen who was driving told Truslow that it looked as if the Kia driver was trying to crash into them, so he pulled over and stopped.
The Kia driver pulled up next to them, displayed a handgun, cocked it and pointed it in the other driver’s face, according to the story.
The teens gave Truslow a description of the car and the driver, and deputies began looking for him.
Truslow spotted the car a short time later parked at a residence on Winbeldon Court in the same general area.
He knocked on the door and, after a few minutes, a man answered. Decatur said he told Truslow: “I know why you’re here. It’s because of the incident with the white car.”
He told Truslow that he’d been involved in a incident with the teens and had to show them “who’s the boss.”
Police later seized six guns from the residence, including three pistols, two rifles and a shotgun, Decatur said.
As the man was showing Truslow the firearms, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The man admitted there was marijuana in the residence, and police found multiple bags in two different rooms. Digital scales, bullets and other items were also recovered.
Alexander Benjamin Cross, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, aggressive driving and brandishing a firearm. He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Cross has a court date set for Nov. 14 in Stafford General District Court.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404