Lockport man sentenced in road rage incident

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Photo credit Jeffrey Calhoun leaves court after pleading not guilty to hate crimes. September 3, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Lockport man convicted of pointing a gun at a woman after a fender bender has been sentenced to two years probation.

63-year-old Jeffrey Calhoun was found guilty of one count of Menacing in the Second Degree, a Class “A” misdemeanor. The defendant was acquitted of all other charges in the indictment against him. The jury rendered their decision after approximately 11 hours of deliberations following a two-day trial on March 6, 2020.

Calhoun was driving on Colvin Avenue near Sanders Road on July 16, 2019 when his pickup truck was rear-ended by another vehicle. After the crash, Calhoun approached the female driver of the other vehicle then walked back to his pickup truck. The female driver then exited her vehicle and walked away from the scene. Prosecutors say Calhoun followed the victim and attempted to keep her at the scene by holding onto her purse.

Several witnesses observed the interaction and attempted to intervene. During the incident, prosecutors say Calhoun pulled out a licensed pistol from his hip holster and brandished the weapon in front of the victim and witnesses. One witness captured the incident on cell phone video.