Indiana Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting a Gun to Scare Trucker

In an official Indiana State Police Report, a man has been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening a trucker with a gun during a road rage incident.

An Indiana State Police release states that the shooting incident took place on July 20 at 7:35 a.m. in Grand County Indiana. 

Allegedly, the trucker sounded the truck horn after being cut off by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then allegedly pulled out a gun, and through the window, discharged the weapon into the air.

The state troopers and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department answered a call reporting that there was an incident involving a person having fired a gun. 

The release states that a 41-year-old trucker based out of Fort Wayne was moving southbound on I-69 when a 2007 Ford Mustang cut him off. The mustang was driven by Jerry Steele, 53, of Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Indiana State Police’s official release states “The semi-tractor was allegedly cut off by a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Jerry Steele, 53, Indianapolis, IN. the semi driver purportedly responded by blowing the trucks horn, when Steele allegedly put a handgun out of his window and fired a shot into the air.”

The perpetrator’s vehicle was located near marker 251 in Delaware County. Police allegedly found a 9mm Ruger handgun in Jerry Steele’s vehicle. The gun was reported stolen in Marion County, Indiana, therefore Steele was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

Steele is out on bail after posting a $2,005 bond the same day. Nevertheless, he s facing criminal charges for the possession of stolen property and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

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