Motorist Allegedly Cuts Off Trucker Then Fires Stolen Gun in Road Rage Battle

Grant County, IN – A 53-year-old motorist was arrested on Monday after firing a stolen handgun in a road rage confrontation with a trucker.

According to the Indiana State Police (ISP), the incident occurred at approximately 7:35 a.m. along Interstate 69 near the 266 mile marker.


Investigators say 41 year old Robert Ferrell, of Ft. Wayne, was driving a semi-tractor, pulling a trailer, southbound on I-69 when he was cut off by a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Jerry Steele, of Indianapolis.

In response, Ferrell allegedly began blowing his horn.

Steele then allegedly brandished a handgun and stuck it out of the driver’s side window and fired a shot into the air, ISP said.

The big rig was not struck.

However, ISP later located the Mustang with Steele still driving it near mile marker 251 in Delaware County.


Upon questioning Steele and after further investigation, ISP said the responding officers located a 9 millimeter Ruger handgun inside the Mustang.

It was also determined the gun had been reported stolen.

ISP officers took Steele into custody and he is facing criminal charges for possession of stolen property and intimidation with a deadly weapon.



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