Indy man arrested on gun charge in alleged road rage incident

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say an Indianapolis man is behind bars after pulling a gun on a driver from Fort Wayne at approximately 7:35 a.m., an alleged road rage incident led to the arrest of an Indianapolis man and the recovery of a stolen handgun.

Officers from the Indiana State Police and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to I-69 on a report of a person having fired a gun. The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper A.J. Coffee revealed that a 41-year-old Ft Wayne, IN man was driving a semi-tractor, pulling a trailer, southbound on I-69 near the 266-mile marker. The semi-tractor was allegedly cut off by a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by Jerry Steele, 53, Indianapolis, IN.
The semi driver purportedly responded by blowing the truck’s horn, when Steele allegedly put a handgun out of his window and fired a shot into the air.

The Mustang was located and stopped near the 251-mile marker in Delaware County. During the course of the investigation, officers allegedly found a nine millimeter Ruger handgun in Steele’s vehicle. The gun had been reported as stolen from Marion County, Indiana.

Steele was incarcerated in the Grant County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of stolen property and intimidation with a deadly weapon.