A Lexington man was charged with wanton endangerment Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a motorist on Interstate 75, Richmond police said.
Thomas D. Moyer, 53, also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and driving under the influence, police said in a news release.
About 5 p.m. Tuesday, Richmond police responded to a report that a motorist on I-75 was following another who had pointed a firearm at him.
The caller told the dispatch center that Moyer had cut him off on I-75 and had nearly caused a collision. Moyer pulled beside the caller and pointed a small handgun at him before speeding away, police said.
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The caller followed Moyer, who left the interstate at Exit 83 (Duncannon Lane) and stopped at Cannon Corner Marathon at Duncannon Lane's intersection with Berea Road.
Moyer entered the store, and police arrived shortly thereafter. Officers confronted Moyer as he was leaving the restroom. In a search of Moyer, officers found a .380-caliber handgun and a magazine loaded with six rounds of ammunition, police said.
Officers determined that Moyer was under the influence of an intoxicant, police said. Moyer was taken to the Madison County jail.