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Woman charged with pulling gun in Lexington road rage incident

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A 35-year-old Lexington woman is charged with wanton endangerment after police say she pulled a gun on a driver late Saturday night.

Investigators tell WKYT the case of road rage happened in the Cardinal Valley, off of Versailles Road.

"I have lived here in the valley for going on almost five years. I have never seen it like this in this area," said community activist Thomas Hood.

He says the alleged road rage case is just the latest crime in a summer characterized by violence.

"Every time we turn around there's another shooting incident, another robbery, another domestic violence case," said Hood.

Now his attention is on the close call that happened a few blocks from his apartment.

Police say around 11:30 Saturday night a woman driving a van on Alexandria Drive motioned for another driver to come closer.

Thinking she needed help, the man pulled up next to her. According to police, that's when she pointed a gun at his head.

Investigators tell us he got away, managing to get her license plate number.

Police later found 35-year-old Natasha Horton at her Alexandria Drive home and arrested her.

Hood said stories like this one have become too common, “The whole atmosphere is one of being on edge because you just don't know what's going to happen."

Trying to be a beacon of hope, he and other volunteers with the Harvest Worship Center hand out breakfast in the Cardinal Valley every Friday morning, encouraging the people discouraged by the crime.

"All the hurting other people, all this violence, it really needs to stop," Hood said.


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