Two Sides Of Road Rage
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Atoka Police Sergeant Jimmy Taylor investigated a case of road rage that ended with a gun being drawn.
Ricky Donaghey and Cheyenne Lockler, both of Caddo, were turning at the red light intersection of Red Bud Lane and Highway 69 when they were cut off by a gold Yukon XL SUV.
Donaghey stated when he tried to drive around the SUV the driver of the vehicle flipped him off and pulled a gun under her arm. He described the weapon to the Sergeant as having a silver slide and a black bottom.
Atoka Police Officer James Riley was notified of the vehicle description and stopped the SUV.
The driver of the SUV, Heather Guinn-Begley, 42, of Atoka, admitted to Officer Riley she drew the weapon, “Yes, with all the stuff going on, who knows what they were going to do.”
The weapon was located in the center console; a Smith and Wesson 9mm with 15 bullets in a magazine, but none in the chamber.
Begley was transported to the Atoka County Jail for felonious pointing of a firearm. Once at the jail, Begley explained her side of the story.
While turning onto Highway 69, Begley signalled and switched lanes. She stated Donaghey revved his vehicle and passed her, to which she flipped him off.
The vehicle decelerated next to her SUV where they began threatening and hanging out the window at Begley and her passenger, Keirstin Begley.
Begley stated she pulled her weapon to show them in the hopes they would leave her alone.
The passenger of the SUV stated Begley put the gun away when Donaghey backed off. Keirstin Begley stated Lockler was yelling out the window at them.
Begley is charged with pointing a weapon at another (misdemeanor).