Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hillsborough deputy charged in road rage expected to leave Sheriff's Office

Reginald Migues was released from jail after posting $2,000 bail.

Reginald Migues was released from jail after posting $2,000 bail.

TAMPA — A detention deputy accused of pointing a gun at a man in what authorities described as a road rage incident was expected to officially leave the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office within a few days, officials said Wednesday.

An administrative termination process was under way Wednesday morning for Deputy Reginald J. Migues, sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said. Separation of employment paperwork was awaiting final approval at the end of the day Wednesday, he said.

Migues, who has worked as a detention deputy at the Falkenburg Road Jail for 11 years, has no disciplinary history, officials said. On Tuesday, he was suspended without pay following his arrest on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. He was later released on $2,000 bail.

When approached outside his Tampa home Wednesday morning, Migues said he needed to take his wife to a doctor's appointment and offered no comment on the matter.

A day earlier, Migues was off-duty and driving with his wife near Williams Road and U.S. 92 in Seffner when another car approached from behind, according to sheriff's officials. The driver of the other car, Arthur Langley, 41, tried to pass Migues a few times, deputies said.

The two pulled over in a parking lot at 5520 Carmack Road. Migues got out of his car and approached Langley's car, deputies said. Langley started to get out as Migues brandished a .40-caliber Glock handgun, sheriff's officials said. Migues chambered a round and pointed the weapon at Langley, deputies said.

Langley got back in the car, closed the door and called 911 from a cellphone, officials said. Migues then walked back to his own car.

"There was nothing to indicate that there was any justification for his behavior," McKinnon said. "It's unfortunate. It's a very serious error."

Migues has a clean driving record and no other arrests in Florida, state records show.

Langley has a history of traffic violations, including a DUI conviction in 2008 and multiple citations for driving with a suspended license, state records show. He has also been to jail a few times, most recently in 2010 on a drug paraphernalia charge. There is no indication that the two men had previously encountered each other, officials said.

Langley did not return calls Wednesday for comment.

Times researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Contact Dan Sullivan at dsullivan@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3386. Follow @TimesDan.

Hillsborough deputy charged in road rage expected to leave Sheriff's Office 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: Less stormy weather to start week in Tampa Bay before chances ramp back up

    Weather

    After some stormy mornings throughout the weekend across Tampa Bay, Monday kicks off pretty quietly with a cloudy, yet mainly dry start.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Florida education news: #HB7069, 'Robin Hood' funding, the search for teachers and more

    Blogs

    WHAT NEXT? Every year, new state laws hit the books that have to be implemented once they take effect. But House Bill …

    Over 600 new Hillsborough County teachers listen to superintendent Jeff Eakins during an orientation in July 2016.
  3. Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute

    Drought

    When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments.

    During one of the worst droughts in the Tampa Bay region's history, hundreds of houses used more than a gallon of water a minute. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times

  4. PolitiFact Florida checks out Rick Baker's talking point about the growth of St. Petersburg's A-rated schools

    Elections

    Rick Baker has used mailers, forums and social media to relay one big message in his campaign for St. Petersburg mayor: Schools in St. Petersburg saw drastic improvements when he was mayor from 2001 to 2010.

    Rick Baker, candidate for St. Petersburg mayor
  5. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly talks family, songwriting and more before Tampa show

    Music & Concerts

    A while back at the Grammys, Charles Kelley found himself in the same room as Paul McCartney. The Lady Antebellum singer, a seven-time Grammy winner in his own right, couldn't work up the courage to say hello.

    Lady Antebellum perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday. Credit: Eric Ray Davidson