Murphysboro — A Murphysboro man is facing assault and gun charges after an apparent “road rage” episode. According to Murphysboro Police, officers were called to the corner of 12th and Hanson Streets at around 8:00 yesterday morning where the caller reported that an older man had pulled beside and allegedly pointed a shot gun at him after a near accident on Walnut Street. Officers found a vehicle and driver matching the given descriptions a short time later. The man was identified as 71-year-old James Kirby. He was arrested and is facing charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
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