DSS investigates after road rage suspects surrender

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Submitted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 7:52pm
Updated: Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:25pm

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies say the suspects in a road rage incident that led to a fight and shooting Sunday in Carteret County turned themselves in last night.. Now the victims are speaking out.

Today we learned one of the suspects has been charged before, and the Department of Social Services is getting involved.

Bradley Turner is charged with discharging a weapon into property, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, going armed to the terror of the people, injury to personal property and assault. His wife Christy is charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun.

The victims say they tried to lose the Turners for 40 minutes. They say their fight with Bradley was self defense and they did not know the Turners had a child in the car.

“The first time I looked up, honestly that’s when I saw the kids in the car,” Nathan Brotzman said. “That’s the only reason I didn’t keep kicking. That’s the only reason I kind of looked up to see what she was doing, because I looked up and saw the kid’s face just staring at me, crying for their dad.”

The child was not hurt, but DSS is looking into what happened.

The driver of the truck, Josh Berry, says Bradley Turner left after firing the first round and came back minutes later shooting his truck, which was unoccupied at the time.

Deputies say Turner was previously arrested for assault and trespassing charges, which were later dropped. He is due in court tomorrow on his new charges.


  • Guest CommonTater says:

    turn out well for Bradley I think. Based on what I see he deserves what he gets.

  • Guest1946 says:

    It could have turned out a lot worse for him, since he was the aggressor. I agree with you, things will not go well, especially since he went back and shot up the truck.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    A responsible, armed citizen, should not run someone down, corner them, then assault them. Then jeopardize the life of a child. The actions of Mr Turner were very irresponsible, dangerous,and illegal.

    As a legal gun carrying citizen, I am deeply applauded, and offended, by the bullying, cowardly actions of Mr Turner. Didn’t they get anything out of the Palm Sunday service ?

  • bang bangGuest says:

    I hope he can hold his position as a responsible gun owner after this

  • Nayr922 says:

    What’s started it was the two kids cut him off and he followed them 40 minutes to their house. That’s why they had to stop not to provoke anything. And it was a girl in the back seat that video tapped it because they were scared and knew the guy was going to do something. You need to learn your facts. And the gun did discharge during the footage. Do research before you post ignorant remarks.

  • renoGuest says:

    I would like to know all the facts. yes he did walk up to the truck and punch the driver,no he should have not done that. But…what started it..not on camera….why did the truck stop were these guys planning to gang up on this man…they did not have to stop they added to it and acted like the cowards they are 2 on 1. Next why was the guy with the camera so ready to film this…last no shots on camera how do we know they did not shoot the truck themselves.the only thing this guy did wrong was punch that punk to start with after they started it.Maybe they endangered this mans wife and child and then these cowards stopped just to edge it on either way those punks will always look like the cowards they are.I hope the real truth comes out.

  • guest79 says:

    This douche-bag followed them to the house, then sucker punched a much smaller guy and when he received a much needed ass whooping to get him back in check, he has to get a gun out and start shooting IN FRONT OF HIS CHILDREN!!!! He’s a white trash p**sy.

  • bitterbuffalo says:

    The kids admittedly in previous articles had cut him off. Then this guy followed them for forty minutes, when they finally parked at their house. If I tried to lose someone for 40 minutes and they pulled into my driveway, I would be filming too.

    The kids obviously did some crappy driving. So honk at them and be done with it. This guy has some serious anger issues and multiple felonies are never an appropriate response to bad driving.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    make you look as bad as ole Bradly….

  • AirandSpace says:

    Why was the kid a punk??? Turner had tailgated them for 40 minutes, driving significantly out of his way until they stopped at their home. They stayed in their vehicle, which he approached and started throwing punches. If someone tailgated me for 40 minutes you can be certain I’m gonna start the video. Even if they did “cut him off,” he’s supposed to be an adult and you don’t go picking fights because of it. And you can bet your sweet cherries if someone twice my size starts throwing punches I’d hope one of my friends would help me out. Turner was a hot headed jerk and deserved the butt-whipping and deserves time in jail.

  • Guestwho says:

    He was following them for 40min, you have to stop eventually. What should they have done, taken him by their house? Also,he could have been the dangerous driver at fualt, idiot drivers usually blame others for their near-misses, but of course we’ll never know that.

    As for your 2 on 1 talk….when you walk up to someone who is defensless (sitting) and throw the first punch what ever happens next is your fault.

  • cooldela says:

    This is pretty much standard behavior in Lagrange. Check it out.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    I could not have said it better. Except to say, ‘prison time’,and a court order that he never possess a gun again.

  • AirandSpace says:

    Sad to realize there are more like Bradley out there!

  • Guest1946 says:

    Still would like to know the whole story about what set this off to begin with. All that was said was that the truck ran him off the road. Why, where? Intentional? come on, more facts, please.

  • Pam says:

    Maybe he should be put in a cage also. It’s just a bunch of fools with guns in NC people think it’s bad up north… NO ! Ya’ll are doing the most…

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