An Atlanta man is charged with shooting at a truck while driving on Interstate 75 in Cherokee County last month.

Antonio Collins, 26, of Atlanta is accused of shooting a handgun at the driver of a semi truck Sept. 14, according to his arrest warrant filed Friday. Cherokee sheriff’s deputies say the shot flattened the truck’s front tires, per the warrant, and Collins had accelerated in front of the truck, “rapidly applying brakes.”

According to a sheriff’s office report, the semi truck driver’s son was following him in another semi truck. The father and son told authorities a blue Ford Mustang was driving in front of the father’s truck and when the son tried to pass them, moved in front of the son’s truck to block him. A short video from the son’s truck showed the Mustang driving in front of both trucks, a deputy said in the report. In the front driver’s side tire that was flat, officers found projectile pieces.

Through the tag number in the video, and phone records via a search warrant, authorities determined Collins was driving the Mustang, sheriff’s office spokesperson Capt. Jay Baker said.

Collins is charged with aggravated assault, reckless driving, damage to property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was arrested and taken into custody Saturday afternoon, according to a booking report. Tuesday afternoon, he remained in the Cherokee County jail without bond.


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