Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A road rage incident escalated in a neighborhood, where one party fired a shot from a handgun into the ground after being threatened with a club. This afternoon, around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Bench Lane in the Providence Landing neighborhood in reference to an argument with possible gunfire. Officers arrived to find two adult men arguing in the street.
Further investigation revealed that the two individuals first had contact on Hobson Pike, where a motorcyclist, identified as Larry Seigfried, 53, of Michigan, followed a 38-year-old male motorist to his home on Bench Lane and threatened him with a club. The incident escalated, and the 38-year-old male, who was in fear of Seigfried, pulled out a handgun and shot into the ground.
Seigfried was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct. The 38-year-old Bench Lane resident was issued a citation for discharging a firearm within city limits.