Lake County deputy arrested in road-rage incident

Deputy threatened to shoot other driver, police say

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor

MOUNT DORA, Fla. - A Lake County sheriff's deputy was arrested on Monday night by Mount Dora police in a road-rage incident.

Detention Deputy Thomas Thompson was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm.

According to deputies, Thompson confronted another driver, pointed a firearm at the driver and threatened to shoot him.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has placed Thompson on suspension, pending a review.

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