Road Rage Suspect Caught On Camera Arrested

Andrew Greenstein
December 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Terris Strickland

Credit: Arlington Police Dept.

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - A driver is finding out the hard way that road rage has very serious consequences.

It happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Nov. 25, a man was trying to merge onto the southbound 360 access road from Watson Rd.

"There was a vehicle that, in his mind, had cut him off and was trying to just force their way in front of him," says Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook. "And so he honked his horn, and I believe he flashed his bright lights at the suspect vehicle."

The suspect driver apparently didn't take too kindly to that.

"That's when the suspect stopped the vehicle on the on-ramp (and) exited his vehicle," Lt. Cook says. "He had a handgun and then pointed it directly at the driver."

All this time, the innocent driver had his dashcam rolling, and it captured the entire incident.

The footage was key in leading police to the suspect, identified as Terris Strickland, 20.

"We were able to track down the vehicle, and the suspect had admitted to the incident. At that point, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault (with a deadly weapon)," says Lt. Cook. "We had him identified and had the arrest warrant written within three days."

The charge that Strickland is facing is a first-degree felony.

"First degree felony can be five to 99 (years in prison, and) a $10,000 fine," says Cook.

Cook says road rage continues to be a problem in Arlington and elsewhere.

"We continue to see road rage incidents, as do many agencies around us," Cook says. "So we want people to think before they do things like that, 'Who has a camera nowadays?' And if we have a way to track you down and charge you, we will."