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Killeen man threatens driver with gun in road rage incident


A 50-year-old Killeen man upset that someone was slowing him down from getting his horses to the vet has been arrested for deadly conduct. Joseph Booth is accused of waving a handgun at another driver during a road rage incident on Christmas Eve. 

A driver of a black Mercedes called police around noon Monday after the incident occurred on Highway 190 near Nolanville.  The driver gave the operator a description of the suspected truck pulling a horse trailer. 

Deputies found the truck, and stopped it. The driver, Booth, explained to deputies that he was angry the driver of the Mercedes was driving under the speed limit in the fast lane. After talking to Booth, police searched his vehicle and recovered a .22 caliber revolver, a loaded shotgun, and a controlled substance under four grams. 

Booth was transported to the Bell County Jail, but was allowed to call a friend to take care of the horses.

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