Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Off-duty deputy pulled gun during road rage incident, authorities say

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SEFFNER — A Hillsborough County detention deputy was arrested after he pointed a gun at another man during an off-duty road-rage incident Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.

It is the second time this year that a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy has faced charges over pulling out a gun during a roadway dispute.

Deputy Reginald J. Migues, 54, got into argument with Arthur Langley, 41, of Tampa over something that happened near the intersection of U.S. 92 and Williams Road, the Sheriff's Office said. The agency did not disclose the nature of the dispute. A Sheriff's Office report indicates Migues and Langley pulled into a parking lot at 5520 Carmack Road around 10:30 a.m. Officials said Migues walked toward Langley, who started getting out of his vehicle.

Migues pulled a personal Glock .40-caliber handgun, chambered a round and pointed it at Langley, who got back into his vehicle and called 911, officials said. Migues went back to his vehicle. No one was injured.

Migues faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was suspended without pay pending a termination process.

In February, veteran sheriff's Deputy Thomas Pettis was accused of pulling a gun on a teacher in a road-rage incident. Pettis said it was in self-defense. He is scheduled to participate in a misdemeanor intervention program, avoiding jail.

Tuesday, there was no physical fight leading Migues to fear for his life, sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said.

Migues has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 11 years.

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