Road Rage Arrest Involved Pikesville Man: Police


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BEL AIR, MD — A Pikesville man was charged recently in connection with a road rage incident in Harford County.

Ronald McKnight II, 29, of Smoke Tree Road in Pikesville, was charged with first- and second-degree assault; reckless endangerment; having a loaded handgun in his vehicle; having a loaded handgun on his person; and other weapons offenses, court records show.

The charges came after another driver reported he pointed a gun at him on US 40 in Abingdon, police said.

McKnight had been in a Honda CRV that was stopped on Pulaski Highway/US 40 near Long Bar Harbor Road in Harford County; and when another driver honked and the car did not move, the driver walked over to check on the man in the CRV, who appeared unresponsive, and McKnight pointed a handgun at him, police said.

The incident occurred around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, according to authorities.

Police said the suspect took off but troopers found him on southbound I-95 south of MD 24.

When McKnight opened his door to get out of the vehicle, troopers said they saw a pistol magazine in the door pocket. McKnight also told officers there was a pistol in the vehicle, police said.

He was released on Thursday, June 30, after posting a $5,000 bond, court records show, and has a preliminary hearing in Harford County District Court on July 28.

That was not the only road rage incident involving a weapon on a Maryland highway this week.

In an unrelated case, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police are investigating a suspected road rage incident that happened in the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.

Investigators believe the drivers of a Honda sedan and blue Chrysler sedan may have been involved in a shooting in the Harbor Tunnel on I-895 north in Baltimore City. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

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