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Man arraigned in road rage incident

Lawrence Talbot Allen

Lawrence Talbot Allen

An Edmore man is facing charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at a couple during a road rage incident.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, a Stanton couple was traveling east on Stanton Road, near Grow Road, in Sidney Township, about 5:37 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, when they decided to pull over to allow a tailgater to pass. However, when they pulled over, the driver of the tailgating vehicle, Lawrence Talbot Allen, 46, of Edmore, stopped and exited his vehicle with a tire iron. The couple reportedly continued eastbound towards Stanton, and the man continued to follow, then passed the couple, and immediately pulled to the shoulder of the road and parked. As the Stanton couple passed, the man pointed a long gun at them.

The man was later found in Stanton and taken into custody without incident. Police reported that he possessed a pellet gun and was also illegally transporting marijuana.
He was lodged in the Montcalm County jail, and arraigned Tuesday on a charge of Felonious Assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony; additional charges may be pending. He is being held on a $2,000.00 cash or surety bond.

The Stanton man and woman were not injured in the incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office at 989-831-7590.

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