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Man arrested, accused of pointing gun in road rage incident

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A Mount Pleasant man faced a judge Friday, accused of pulling a gun on another man during an alleged road rage incident.

Mount Pleasant police arrested 25-year-old Cory William Smith Thursday after the incident.

Smith and Jack Dickerson drove through Mount Pleasant; both on the phone contacting police. They both were accusing the other of road rage.

"Got a guy just pulled a gun on me in traffic," Dickerson told a dispatcher.

"He just cut me off in traffic and he saw me talking to him through the window and I got beside him and he pulled a gun out of the center console and started pointing it at me out of it's holster," Dickerson said.

Dickerson continued following Smith telling the dispatcher that he didn't want Smith to get away from police after allegedly pulling the gun.

Smith was on the phone with another dispatcher telling his side of the story.

"He pulled in front of me in his Chevrolet truck and stopped in the middle of the road and got out and approached my vehicle. He blocked my truck in and then approached my truck like I guess he was road raging and he came running up to my truck and I didn't know what to do," Smith told the dispatcher.

"There was no where for me to go. I had to slam on brakes and he came running up to my window of the truck and was yelling and cursing in the window of my truck," Smith said.

Police records note that no one else in traffic reported seeing Dickerson on Highway 17 approaching Smith's vehicle.

This continued for several minutes as the two drove around Mount Pleasant complaining to officials about the actions of the other.

When a dispatcher asked if weapons were involved Smith answered, "I'm a South Carolina concealed weapons permit holder and I am wearing a firearm. But, there were no forearms mentioned or presented," Smith said.

State law reads in part: "It is unlawful for a person to present or point at another person a loaded or unloaded firearm. This section must not be construed to abridge the right of self-defense."

The questions the courts will need to answer are was a gun presented and if so was it presented in self-defense.

Smith was given a $25,000 Personal Recognizance bond Friday morning.

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