Altus man arrested after road rage incident with off duty officer

Altus man arrested after road rage incident with off duty officer

ALTUS, OK (TNN) - An Altus man has been arrested after a road rage incident with an off duty police officer.

60-year-old David Wayne Sherwood was arrested on a charge of Threatening to Perform an Act of Violence.

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Sherwood initiated the contact with another driver near the intersection of East Tamarack and North Park Lane on the evening of March 4.

Sherwood claims the other driver, an off duty Altus police officer, suddenly changed lanes in front of him. Sherwood then started flashing his headlights and honking his horn at other vehicle. The off duty officer then got out of his vehicle. The officer recognized Sherwood from previous service calls and knew he carried a firearm.

Words were exchanged between the two and the officer said Sherwood reached toward his side and put his hand on his gun. The officer then reached for his firearm. The officer said Sherwood then said, “You better get out of here or it’s going to get bad for you.” The officer then got back in his car and drove away to de-escalate the situation.

Both Sherwood and the officer involved provided statements, which were later submitted to the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

Sherwood was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail and later released on $750 dollars bond.

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