Man accused of flashing gun during road rage incident in Lockwood

2013-07-09T16:29:00Z 2013-07-09T22:13:06Z Man accused of flashing gun during road rage incident in LockwoodGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

A Wyoming man accused of flashing a pistol during a road rage encounter in Lockwood was charged Tuesday in Yellowstone County District Court.

Matthew Scott Anderson, 30, of Sheridan, Wyo., pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a weapon during his arraignment before Judge Gregory Todd.  

Todd allowed Anderson to remain free on a posted $5,000 bond while his case is pending.

According to court records, a man reported to a sheriff's deputy on June 20 that he was leaving his job at S Bar S on Old Hardin Road at about 6 p.m. when he pulled out of the parking lot behind a pickup truck and squealed his tires.

The man said the truck pulled to the side of the road and the driver pointed a handgun at him as he drove past.

The man said he was in fear and drove to his nearby residence. The truck followed him and the driver got out and confronted him, he said. The men exchanged words before Anderson left, court records state.

A witness said Anderson had a pistol tucked into the small of his back.

About two hours later, the victim called deputies and reported the same truck had slowly driven by his residence a second time since the incident.

A deputy in the area located the truck parked in a trailer park off Old Hardin Road and found Anderson.

Anderson allegedly admitted to following the man to his residence and threatening to beat him up for squealing his tires, but he denied flashing a pistol.

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