WALTON COUNTY, FLA — A teacher at an Okaloosa County charter school has been arrested by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) after he allegedly pulled a weapon on a teenager following an apparent road rage incident.
Brandon Greggory Crumbley, 36, of Freeport, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, improper display of a firearm, and obstruction, said the WCSO.
According to the WCSO, Crumbley teaches at Okaloosa Academy, a charter school in Fort Walton Beach.
This is what allegedly took place according to a report by the WCSO: On August 2, Crumbley was involved in a road rage incident where he is alleged to have brake-checked a car driven by a 16-year-old. A short time later, Crumbley was parking his vehicle at his apartment complex when the victim drove by, rolled down his window, and exchanged words with Crumbley.
As the driver passed by, he told deputies Crumbley lifted his shirt, revealing a firearm.
The driver reportedly never stopped the vehicle and drove past Crumbley.
During the investigation, Crumbley is alleged to have lied to investigators, telling him he never removed the weapon from the holster and did not use it in a threatening manner.
After deputies reviewed surveillance video, they said Crumbley not only lied but appeared to taunt the victim with the weapon. As the vehicle was seen leaving the area, Crumbley is seen holding the gun over his head, pointing it at the victim’s car and then toward the sky as if to wave him back towards him, said the WCSO.
A warrant was submitted for Crumbley’s arrest, and he was located on Thursday, August 31, by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force at his home on Hammock Trail East in Freeport and taken into custody.
Crumbley’s bond was set at $10,000.