Crime & Courts

Charlotte fire captain charged in road rage incident

Brent Jacob Mincey
Brent Jacob Mincey WBTV

The Charlotte Fire Department is investigating one of its captains who was arrested in a road rage incident in Concord on Monday.

Concord police charged Brent Jacob Mincey, 37, of Salisbury with assault by pointing a handgun. He is free on $1,000 bail.

Mincey is accused of pointing a gun at a female driver shortly before 8 a.m. Monday at Concord Parkway South and Pitts School Road Northwest, multiple media outlets reported. The woman had children in her car, according to WSOC-TV.

Mincey declined to discuss the case when reached by the Observer on Wednesday. He referred questions to his lawyer, Chris McCartan, who said he has just begun collecting evidence for Mincey’s defense. McCarten said he also intends to talk with the arresting officer.

The Charlotte Fire Department issued a statement that said it was aware of the incident “involving one of its members and is currently investigating.” Charlotte fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore confirmed that Mincey is the one being investigated.

Mincey’s next court date is scheduled for late January, his lawyer said.

Mincey was promoted to captain in March, according to a fire department tweet at the time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000.

Staff researcher Maria David contributed.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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