Air Force special agent arrested for pulling gun on civilian during road rage incident


A man who is a federal agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was arrested in Maryland after he allegedly pulled a firearm on a civilian in a road rage situation.

William Virgil Dent, 57, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, stalking and firearm use in the commission of a violent crime on March 27 for the incident that occurred on March 26 in Severn.

The victim claims he pulled over to let Dent, who was tailgating his vehicle, pass but Dent stopped his vehicle and exited to confront him.

The victim told police he drove away but Dent chased him until he stopped on Severn Hills Lane, where Dent exited his car to confront him again. This time, Dent allegedly brandished a handgun and said he was a federal agent.

The alleged victim eventually called 911.

“The victim was very upset. He was very unsettled with the way he alleged this individual was acting,” Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson Lt. Ryan Frashure said. “It was very upsetting to him, so sure he was scared.”

Dent surrendered himself to police after his supervisor at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was notified of a warrant for his arrest, according to the Capital Gazette.

The victim was unharmed during the incident but Frashure told CBS that law enforcement is held to a higher standard.

“It’s certainly very disturbing. If this alleged assault did occur, this is one of these situations where road rage can happen to anyone,” he said.

The Air Force has yet to respond to media inquires.

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