Johnson County assault suspect accused of pulling a gun on another driver following accident

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MISSION, Kan. -- Police say a metro driver pulled a gun on another man after the two got into a car accident, and now one of those men is facing charges.

Thursday afternoon, 39-year-old Heath Cole went before a Johnson County judge. He's facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police records show at about 2:30 in the morning on May 11, two men got into a car accident near 18th Street and I-35 in Kansas City, Kansas.

FOX 4 spoke with the assault victim off-camera. He said after crashing into the other driver's SUV, he drove his Jeep a few blocks down to the QuikTrip in the 4700 block of Lamar Avenue.

The victim said that's where Cole followed him, got out of the car with a gun, and also put handcuffs on him. He said he saw a badge on Cole's shirt and thought he was a police officer so he complied. Cole works for Twin Cities Security. The company confirmed on the phone Thursday Cole still works there.

So far, there are no charges against either man for the accident. As of Thursday afternoon, Cole remained in custody.



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