Man Angry at Parking Lot Speeder Arrested for Assault

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A 26-year old Smyrna man was arrested after allegedly making threats with a gun outside a Stones River Mall store. Brian Mason of Del Thomas Road told police he became angry at another driver reportedly speeding through a parking lot in front of Marshall's around 6 o'clock Saturday night.

Murfreesboro Police Officer Jessica Rice reports Mason said he followed the car to J.C. Penny's, where he got into a verbal altercation with the victim. As the yelling and cussing continued, the victim reported seeing Mason go back to his car where a gun was visible. After yelling "there was a gun," the victim reports Mason drove off and he followed to get a tag number and called police. A witness in the victim's vehicle corroborated the story.

After being questioned by Officer Rice, he reportedly changed his account of the incident and admitted to putting his hand on his gun. He was arrested on aggravated assault charges and bond was set at 12-thousand dollars. He will be in court August 30th to answer to the charges.


MPD Incident & Arrest Report #16-11244

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