CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Couple charged after road rage leads to fight, ends with shots fired

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Submitted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 3:59am
Updated: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:07pm

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A weekend road rage incident in Carteret County led to a fight between the drivers involved and ended with one of the men firing shots, investigators say. It was all caught on camera, and it landed two people behind bars.

Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of US 70 and English Street in Newport around 1 p.m. yesterday.

Investigators were looking for information about a family of three, including the driver, a female passenger and a toddler, who they say left the scene after the driver allegedly fired several rounds at the other vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office released a video of part of the incident that shows the driver of a SUV confronting the driver of a truck and throwing a punch. That’s when two men jump out of the truck and attack the other driver.

As the fight ends, the female passenger hands the driver what appears to be a small gun. What sounds like a gun shot, though, does not match the action of the video. Investigators the video only shows a small portion of the incident and does not show the suspect shooting into the truck.

Releasing the video worked. The two suspects, Bradley Turner and Christy Turner, turned themselves into the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon. Bradley Turner faces several charges including discharging a weapon into property and two counts of assault by pointing a gun. Christy was charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun. The suspects had since bonded out of jail.


  • Guest 1492 says:

    Still would like to know the source for the video.

    Hey WWAY, you guys are supposed to be the news professionals, not us. How about some info. Thanks

  • B M says:

    well mr PA, when the man confronted the truck he wasn’t carrying a gun, and the beat down he got he asked for, some of my comment didn’t get published, the minute he decided to inject his gun into it the game changed, you are to be commended for owning and carrying several guns, some day we may all grow up to be just like you, you’re now my idol.

  • Guest Reply says:

    Just remember folks…there’s starving kids in China that should make more news! :-)

    Well…those 2 (Beep) kids looked like they were (Beep/Beep/Beep/Beep/Beep) at the guy!
    Oh (Beep!)…life goes on even when people on the roads act like (Beep/Beep/Beep/Beep/Beep)!!!!!!

    “If anyone can identify the man or and woman, they should call the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 504-4800.”

    Just listen out for a lot of Beeps on US 70 (and surrounding areas) for the next few days US 70 Police Officers…then you’ll have them!!!!
    Screen Gems will be calling them for a reality show casting meeting! Just wait and (Beeping) see!!!

  • Jackie says:

    I see where your coming from, but teenagers are reckless drivers. I get cut off all the time by teens who are always going too fast & it causes me to almost wreck every time. The older man had a wife & baby in tow, could you imagine almost wrecking because a teenager decided to cut you off and make you run off the road? How angry would you be? & the kids were obviously going to start something anyway, they had the camera rolling & the second guy that jumped out was out in a split second, he was ready to lunge. Also no seat belts were on. The man never discharged the weapon, if he had planned on using it don’t you think he would have originally gotten out of his vehicle with it? Teenagers have no respect and probably taunted the man, or harassed the wife through the window of their truck. These kids looked like self-absorbed, spoiled, little bitches who jump a man for their own arrogance. YES, the older man should have never hit the kid in the truck, he deserved a night in jail for that one. But to take away his child & have his wife thrown in jail also? That’s just messed up.

  • SouthEastNC says:

    I assume it was someone riding with the 2 young fellas. Weird that if someone from their car was just standing there video-taping, the older guy wouldn’t even look at him/her and ask them to put the camera/phone away.

  • Southern Born says:

    Guy stops truck gets out assaults person in other car most likely had to follow them to that point, has them blocked in, throws first punch, Promptly gets spanked like a little girl in front of wife, who must have enjoyed the whooping since she obviously could have stopped it, probably because he does the same to his family. He got smaked spanky on the side of the road for acting not quite his age.

    I laughed with all my co-workers, when they find him and they will, he will go to jail.

  • Guest61246 says:

    Might have been a lucky day for the SUV driver. If the teens had a gun, they probably would have shot him when he attacked. Most likely the Castle Doctrine would have cleared them of wrong doing.

  • 1poedDad says:

    Good for those boys! Serves that loser right. If those were my boys, you would have a whole different set of problems on your hands. What a L053R. Ha ha you got served by teenagers!

  • taxpayer says:

    they live in their vehicle.

  • GuestVader says:

    You might want to update yourself on the NC Castle Doctrine. It includes your home, vehicle, place of work and most anywhere else that you have a legal right to be.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    If a citizen chooses to go armed, he is expected to act in a reasonable manner. Going up to a car, and punching someone inside, is not responsible.

  • knowledge says:

    you dont have to live in your vehicle for the castle doctrine to apply. As long as the vehicle was occupied at the time of a forced entry.

  • B M says:

    Funny stuff there, I expect both parties ought to just leave it there, lesson learned.

  • fake123 says:

    this looks like a high school video for a class project. No one filming is going to stay still when a gun comes out. Its completely planned.

  • Joe says:

    No innocent partys here it seems. Probably the young guys ran him off the road. Similar things like that have happened to me where young drivers cut me off by inches or fly up on my tail (and I have kids in the back seat and I am doing a few miles over the speed limit in the #2 lane, so I’m not in the fast lane) and swerve around at the last second. It does make you want to get out and tell them something. But you let it pass and hope they don’t go and kill someone in an accident. If they cut him off and ran him off the road I can understand why he lost his temper. The young guys were the punks, they had to fight two on one. They’re lucky he had at least some control. otherwise he would have filled their vehicle with lead.

  • Guest7969 says:

    You might want to read up on the law….

  • PublicAvenger says:

    There’s also news that he came back and shot out their back window. What a fat, coward, bully. Put this idiot in prison. And make sure he never possesses a gun again, aftyer he gets out.

  • Guest108 says:

    People are just glossing over the fact that the couple had A FREAKING TODDLER IN THE CAR WITH THEM!!!!! I’ll say that again- A TODDLER IN THE CAR WITH THEM.

    What kind of parents put their child in danger just to settle a score with another, I’m sure, @sshat driver? Take ALL of their licenses away and make them walk until they learn how to NOT act like Neanderthals.

  • guesty says:

    Your vehicle is covered under the castle law in North Carolina. Here is a portion of the law:

    Under the new law, the lawful occupant of a home, motor vehicle or workplace isn’t required to retreat prior to using deadly force. The law presumes that a person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter one of these locations intends to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.

  • Stonekin says:

    So this “man,” with his wife and child in tow, followed these kids to talk trash to them for cutting him off or whatever, he was asking for trouble, he could have gotten his family killed. He is not the judge and jury of someone’s driving, he is not their parent, there was no accident so he should’ve minded his own business. He is a perfect example of why guns kill people. He should’ve been charged with child endangerment and had his child taken away. He is obviously an irresponsible, arrogant, ignorant, worthless redneck who thinks he should “teach people lessons.” I remember being in a car at 18 years old (some 15 years ago), and my friend who was driving switched lanes last minute to make a turn, causing a 50 year old man to decelerate. Said 50 year old man proceeded to lay on his horn, and then follow us, and then, on purpose at the next stoplight proceeded to BUMB our small car with his big SUV. AS we went to get out of the car to check for dammage this old %%%hole proceeded to beep the horn and pull out a machete. Unarmed, and outsized we chose to drive away, he still followed. I begged him to follow us to the house, so that I could put a bullet in him. Im glad he did not, but these arrogant, ignorant, rednecks with their guns, should have them taken away forever. PERIOD.

  • Guest Reply says:

    …it was a scene from an Independent Film made by Sorgum B. Borgum in 2011 called…”Hey Yo-Yo…Your Backwards Capped Momma’s so Fat…her belt size causes Road Rage”.
    Actors starring in order:
    1. Lims Z. Smark (the mad man)
    2. Folley W. Smark (the armed wife that’s secretive with hiding cap guns)
    3. Chico Lemmon Drop (1st backward capped kid)
    4. “Q Jr.” (the 2nd backward capped kid that’s over acting)
    5. And as the Truck (Truck/also the assistant Director)
    The DVD is set to be released in all Red Box machines after it’s Hollywood debut…some time next year.
    Free entertainment that cost us nothing :-)

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Are you kidding ? BM You wouldn’t, by any chance, be Fathead, or his, Just Left Church, wife ?

    When a man carries a gun, he has no business going around, cornering, then punching people. I proudly own, and carry, several guns. I take this responsibility very serious. And this deeply offends me. It is only by the Grace of God, nobody was really hurt. They also exposed a infant to danger.

    He should do at least 3 months in prison, and never be allowed to touch a gun, ever, ever, again. And she should get at least 1 month in prison.

  • Guest555 says:

    What a woman! HOT!

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …girlie mags and cheetos!

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Middle aged chubby follows and confronts 2 teens, throws first punch, gets butt beat then pulls a gun. What a nice fellow.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Not knowing the circumstances its hard to place blame..However, HE didn’t pull a gun…his wife did and handed it to him…and if the kids want to go 2 on 1, I would make it 15 on one QUICK!

  • jj says:

    I didn’t hear any shots. However, I hope the man catches theses teens where there can be a one on one.

  • Guesty1 says:

    I didn’t hear or see any shots fired. I hope both that parties learned a lesson though, that could’ve ended very badly for either party.

  • Guest Reply says:

    He must have used a silencer and a flame-less gun I betcha!

  • EE says:

    The driver got what he deserved!

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Amen. He’s a middle classed, middle aged, guy, who may have been insulted, or cut off. Therefore, he had every right to go up and punch the kid, while he was defenseless, sitting in his vehicle. In fact, he should have shot at them, while they were running from him. If he’s was mad, he had every right to do what he did.

    Funny, if he was so “innocent”, why is he hiding from the sheriff ? When you are carrying a gun, you are expected to act responsible, not going around, punching people.

  • Guest1022 says:

    And as soon as he is identified he will get what he deserves.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    What a coward. He attacks a man, then uses a gun, when he gets beat up.

  • Abby says:

    Heard no gun shots fired, the sound heard in the video could be the door of the truck slamming shut.

    You can however clearly hear the older man say to the young teens how they about ran him (the older) guy off the road.

    I am sure it’s a bunch of young teen boys joy riding in mom and dad’s truck trying to impress their friends and messed with the wrong person.

    They messed with a guy and his family and you just don’t do that. One mistake on the road could have cost everyone their lives. Also the guy in the SUV should have just taken down the plate and called the cops and let them handle it verse taking matters into his own hands (with a toddler) in the car.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    It sounds like you know this guy. Maybe that boy deserved to be punched, while in his truck, then shot at, for upsetting your friend.

    Fair enough. So why don’t you tell the Sheriff who your friend is, if he is so righteous? Why is he hiding like the fat, bald-headed, bully-coward he is ?

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Fat coward. Big tough guy, when he has a gun. He needs to go to prison. He gives us gun owners a bad name. They were running from him, when he appeared to use the gun on them. Sounds like ‘Attempted Murder’.

  • jj says:

    PublicAvenger I hope this happens to you. If it was one on one it might be different. So, they were running after he got the gun. Again, there was no shots fired.

  • Vog46 says:

    I agree but there’s more to it than that.
    Lets say this guy has anger management issues
    Who takes the gun away?
    No one. Only one state has an agency set up to take guns from people who lose the ability to own guns:

    So you can be a good law abiding citizen and commit a crime or go crazy and no one will come for your guns
    And if they don’t take them from criminals and lunatics I guess law abiding citizens shouldn’t fear losing their guns to that gun seizing Obama guy eh?


  • stm says:

    Really? Shots fired? Sounded more like a punk slamming the truck door so he could get the heck outta Dodge.

  • PubicAvengerIsAHypocrite says:

    Wow, “pubic” avenger you seem to hate bald headed people for some reason, as if one becomes bald by choice. I sure hope your hair doesn’t start fall out so you won’t become one of those bad people you hate so much. I guess since Hitler and Stalin never went bald they must be what you consider good people.

  • Guestwho says:

    He’s a grown man, throws the first punch at a teenager, who’s SITTING in his car. He deserved what happened next, no question. It’s not the same as just getting jumped by hoodlems on the street. He provoked it, got beat up by two teens, and then pointed a gun at them as they walked away. Not self defense. If you watched what happened and agree with what he did, you don’t need to have a gun either.

  • deputy 25 says:

    suspect fired accidental in the ground. that was the first shot you here. he then came back later where they were at and that is when he shot the truck and shot the window out, bullet holes in the truck.

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