Rochester Man Arrested for Pointing Gun in Road Rage Incident
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at another motorist during what’s being described as a road rage incident along South Broadway Ave. Tuesday afternoon.
Police Captain Casey Moilanen said the incident was reported near the intersection of South Broadway and Hwy. 14 shortly after 1:30 p.m. A 46-year-old Rochester man told police they were following a gray Hyundai south on Broadway that braked suddenly. The caller said he then threw their hands up and exchanged middle fingers with the driver of the Hyundai.
The caller then told police the Hyundai driver pulled up next to him, appearing to be digging for something in his vehicle, then pointed a handgun at the 911 caller. The suspect then turned off Broadway west on Hwy. 14
Police tracked the vehicle to the parking lot near Scheels at the Apache Mall. The vehicle was unoccupied when police arrived. Officers set up surveillance before making contact with and arresting the suspect identified as 23-year-old Dillion Nolan of Rochester. Moilanen said Nolan admitted to pointing the gun at the 911 caller and showed remorse for doing so.
Moilanen said officers found a black pistol, airsoft gun, marijuana and marijuana wax in the passenger area of the vehicle and an SKS assault rifle and shotgun in the truck. Nolan could face charges of felony second-degree assault and felony drug possession, Moilanen said.
Nolan is in custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center where he is awaiting his first court appearance.