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Florida man points handgun at another driver while on highway

Stanley was taken to the Inmate Detention Facility in Flagler County. His bond was $50,000. (FCSO)
Stanley was taken to the Inmate Detention Facility in Flagler County. His bond was $50,000. (FCSO)
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A road rage incident in Flagler County resulted in a Palm Coast man being arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

While driving Monday afternoon in a Ford Fiesta, Bryant Stanley, 50, allegedly pointed a firearm at another driver on State Road 100. He is being held on $50,000 bond, a Flagler County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) news release said.

The road rage driver allegedly almost ran the victim off the highway and pointed a handgun at them through his own passenger window, the victim told authorities.

The unnamed victim, protected by Marsy's Law, was quick enough to take a photo of Stanley's license plate and call 911, according to court records.

The affidavit said the victim told deputies they were scared for their life.

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Multiple FCSO deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop at Palm Coast Parkway and Cypress Point Parkway.

In the video, Stanley can be seen obeying commands, raising his hands above his head, showing his waistline to officers to prove he's unarmed and slowly walking backwards to be placed in handcuffs.

“Road rage will only lead you to jail, especially if there’s a gun involved,” FCSO Sheriff Rick Staly said in the news release. “Irresponsible and angry drivers have no place in Flagler County. Hopefully, he will take our anger management course in the jail or be required to by the court.”

While in handcuffs and after being read his rights, he told officers he would speak to them without an attorney, the affidavit said.

Stanley confessed to deputies he had just left Olive Garden to go to his father's house. While on the drive, he told deputies he felt threatened by a truck with a suspension lean that cut him off, so he pointed his handgun at the driver - the victim.

Because Bryant was under arrest, deputies on the scene took inventory of his Ford Fiesta. The body-worn camera shows an officer finding the firearm used in the road rage incident almost immediately.

He was taken to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility on Monday but made his bond the next day and was released, per FCSO.

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