NC man sentenced for road rage shooting that was caught on video

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BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – A man has been sentenced to two to three years in prison for his part in a 2013 road rage attack.

District Attorney Scott Thomas said Bradley Turner, 44, pleaded guilty to the attack.

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A judge then suspended the prison sentence, and placed Turner on 36 months of supervised probation.  He ordered him to pay court costs and to pay restitution to the victims.  He also ordered that Turner have no contact with the victims, including no direct or indirect contact by social media.

Turner must undergo anger management classes, and will be subject to electronic house arrest with an ankle bracelet for the first 6 months of probation.  Turner cannot possess any weapons, and if he is found in possession of weapons, he will be arrested under a $100,000 bond.

The gun that Turner used was forfeited to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department.  He will be supervised by a probation officer in Lenoir County, where he resides.

On March 24, 2013, Turner and his wife got into a dispute with another driver and the occupants in that truck on HWY 70.

Turner then followed the other truck to a home Newport. At that point, Turner got into a fight with them.

The victims called 9-1-1 after Turner got a gun from his wife and shot into the ground, pointed his gun at them, and shot into the truck, breaking the back window.

Bradley Turner with a black eye and his wife in court days after the road rage incident.
Bradley Turner with a black eye and his wife in court days after the road rage incident.

Turner pleaded guilty to Felony Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling; one count of Injury to Personal Property; and one count of Assault and Battery. A misdemeanor charge about pointing his weapon was dismissed.

District Attorney Scott Thomas said, “Defendant Bradley Turner has accepted responsibility for his conduct and pled guilty to all of his pending felony and misdemeanor charges. We did not reduce his charges in this case. We were planning to have a jury trial in April had Turner not pled guilty. The misdemeanors against Mrs. Turner were dismissed because her involvement was minimal and because Mr. Turner agreed to accept full responsibility. The sentencing in this case was in the discretion of the judge.”


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