Editor's note: William B. Castleberry pleaded guilty in Benton County District Court in 2014 to one misdemeanor charge of making a false statement to a public officer. He was given a two-year deferred sentence and, after complying with all of the conditions, saw the case dismissed on May 12, 2016.
A 52-year-old man was arrested Thursday after allegedly pointing a shotgun at another man during a road rage incident in Richland.
Police arrested William B. Castleberry of Kennewick about 6 a.m., said Capt. Mike Cobb. Castleberry was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72-hour hold while police investigate.
Sean O'Neal, 43, said he was driving to work on Highway 240 when he passed Castleberry in his Toyota Tundra. Castleberry reportedly turned his headlights to bright and began to follow O'Neal closely, O'Neal said.
"He sped up next to me and he is clearly upset and yelling," he said. "He got back behind me and followed me all the way into Richland."
When the two cars stopped at a red light on George Washington Way, Castleberry again started yelling at O'Neal.
Both cars drove a short distance on George Washington Way before stopping side by side at another red light, O'Neal said.
"We stop at the red light and he's got a shotgun resting on the passenger door," O'Neal told the Herald. "His window is down and the shotgun is sticking out right at my face."
O'Neal called 911 and flagged down an officer near Jadwin Avenue. Castleberry was arrested a short time later, Cobb said.