A Georgia man has been charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a gun at a truck driver in north Corbin Thursday morning.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 39-year-old Cornelius Dixon of Fayetteville, Ga. was arrested just before 2 a.m.
Root said deputies were called to investigate after the truck driver reported that a man in a white Dodge ram pickup truck pulling a box trailer pointed the pistol at him at a gas station on West Cumberland Gap Parkway.
Deputies located the truck in the parking lot and questioned the driver, later identified as Dixon.
Root said Dixon has a .357 revolver on his hip.
Through the course of their investigation, deputies learned there had been a dispute over a parking spot between Dixon and the truck driver.
“At some point during the argument (Dixon) allegedly pulled a firearm and pointed it at the truck driver,” Root said.
Dixon was charged with one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Dixon is being held on a $20,000 cash bond.
Under Kentucky law, the charge is a class D felony, carrying a potential prison sentence of one to five years.