Suspected road rage incident leads to firearm arrest

Suspected road rage incident leads to firearm arrest
Photo: Gun found in Jason Armistead’s car

July 9, 2022 – Ventura County, Ca.
As if traffic on U.S. 101 between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles isn’t bad enough with tailgaters and erratic high-speed lane-changers motorists might now consider the wisdom of resisting the urge to make any eye contact with their fellow travelers.

It was apparently just that—eye contact between motorists—that inspired one of them to whip out a pistol and brandish it at a fellow traveler in the midst of the morning rush hour traffic. The man who suddenly found himself staring down the barrel of a pistol promptly called 911 to report the incident. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Cory Woodward, the 50-year-old reporting victim provided “detailed information to the Sheriff’s Communication Center as the suspect drove through the City of Camarillo.”

Responding patrol units quickly spotted the suspect vehicle and conducted a “traffic stop.” Contact was made with the driver, identified as 35-year-old Oxnard resident Jason Armistead, and quickly discovered “a loaded unregistered handgun concealed within the vehicle.” That discovery gave the cops all they needed to promptly acquire a “Gun Violence Restraining Order” against Armistead, as well as a search warrant for his residence.

That search warrant was executed the same morning and led to the discovery of “multiple unregistered firearms and hundreds of rounds of live ammunition.” Armistead was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges that included brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and possession of an assault weapon with his bail set at $60,000.

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Suspected road rage incident leads to firearm arrest was last modified: July 19th, 2022 by admin
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