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Gun wielding motorist arrested in Jackson County after road rage incident

A road rage incident Friday morning involving a handgun ended with the driver’s arrest. 

The incident took place around 10:40 a.m. when Jackson County received a 911 call from a motorist on I-94 reporting road rage with a driver pointing a gun at them. The caller was traveling West on I-94 near mile marker 105 in the Town of Hixton. 

Jackson County deputies responded along with troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol. The caller met with Deputies and provided a vehicle description as well as video captured with their cellphone. Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol located and stopped the suspect’s vehicle near mile marker 70 in Eau Claire County. 

A handgun was recovered from the vehicle and the driver admitted to showing a handgun during the incident.

The driver was identified as James V. Hentz, 43, from Chesapeake, VA.

He was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail. 


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