By Jessie Williams
Last Thursday, June 4, the victims of a road rage incident on Highway 10 contacted the Macon County Sheriff’s department to report that a man in a 1998 Ford Ranger had fired shots at them.
According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, the victims claimed they were driving north on Hwy 10, when they passed a vehicle in front of them near the Dry Branch Rd. intersection.
The driver of that vehicle then passed them, stuck a firearm out of the window, and shot at their vehicle.
Sheriff Gammons stated that the suspect – 29-year-old Joshua Reece – then pulled into a driveway farther down the road and waited for the victims to drive by.
The victims, Arcadio Hernandez and Andres Estevez, reported that when they drove by, the man was standing outside of his vehicle, pointing a gun at them.
Mr. Reece also had a juvenile passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The victims did supply authorities with the man’s license plate number, which led them to the 2914 Hartsville Rd. address where Reece resided.
Officers retrieved a 9 mm hi-point pistol believed to be the weapon used in the incident.
Mr. Reece was also identified by the victims as the man who shot at them.
He was charged with reckless endangerment (3 counts) and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $20,000 and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on August 5, 2020.