Public Safety

CR man faces intimidation and criminal mischief charges stemming from I-380 road rage incident

After failing to appear in court, a Cedar Rapids man was arrested Tuesday for the second time on a case stemming from a road rage incident that occurred in July.

According to documents filed with Linn County District Court, Dylian M. Hunter, 18, faces charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police said the charges stem from a road rage incident on July 14 involving two vehicles on Interstate 380 North in the area of North Liberty.

During the incident, police said Hunter, who was driving one of the vehicles, shot at the other vehicle with a BB gun.

Police said the victim reported a vehicle came up quickly behind theirs and “eventually some hand gestures were exchanged,” according to the documents.

Hunter then pulled his vehicle up beside the victim’s car and shot at the driver-side window with the BB gun, police said.

Court documents show a passenger in Hunter’s vehicle confirmed a BB gun had been fired, adding Hunter then threw the gun under the passenger seat.

Police said Hunter admitted to the incident.

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On September 7, court documents show Hunter failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. That warrant was served Tuesday and Hunter was jailed at Linn County Jail. Bond was sent Wednesday for $5,000 cash or surety.

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