A Bryan man was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities said he threatened two Blinn College students with a gun during a road rage incident.
According to Bryan police, officers responded at around 7:30 a.m. to a caller who was pulled off along Villa Maria Road. Two men who said they were Blinn College students on their way to class told authorities they had been threatened at gunpoint by a bearded man driving a Honda sport-utility vehicle. The students said they had unintentionally cut the man off with a quick lane change, and the SUV driver responded by flashing his lights, honking and tailgating.
The men pulled into the left-turn lane at the intersection of East 29th Street and Villa Maria and waited for the light to turn. As they waited, police said the man in the SUV pulled up next to them, stopped and pointed what appeared to be a Glock handgun at them for several seconds. The men followed the suspect and got the license plate number.
Dispatchers told police the SUV belonged to 26-year-old Nathan Adam Booth-Cassy. A Facebook search showed Booth-Cassy’s employer, and officers responded to that business, where they found him. Authorities said he had a Glock handgun.
Booth-Cassy told police the victims had cut him off, then confronted him, and he had placed his hand on the Glock that was lying next to him in the seat but never withdrew it nor pointed it. He said he was not sure how the victims knew he had a Glock.
Booth-Cassy is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $40,000 bond.