Man convicted of shooting crossbow into pickup during road rage chase

Crossbow bolt struck truck cab just left of the back window

PULASKI, Va. — A Virginia man has been found guilty of shooting a crossbow at another vehicle during a road rage incident, but was acquitted of trying to murder the other driver.

The Roanoke Times reports the jury in Pulaski rendered its verdict Wednesday. It recommended that Glen McNeal Grubb spend six years behind bars.

Authorities said Grubb chased a Ford F-150 in his fiancee's Pontiac Grand Am early last year. The fiancee was in the passengers seat — and her two daughters, then ages 4 and 6, were in back.

Both sides agreed the chase began when Grubb pulled up behind the pickup and weaved back and forth. The driver of the pickup brake-checked him. Then, authorities said, the cars raced each other down twisting, narrow roads in western Virginia. Grubb fired the crossbow out his window while driving. It struck the metal just to the left of the Ford pickup's rear cab window. Jurors acquitted Grubb of attempted murder.

Grubb told an investigator that he was only protecting his family. But in jail recording that was thrown out as evidence at the last minute, he boasted about his accuracy with the crossbow and said that if only he had used a hunting broadhead tip instead of a practice tip, he could have killed the other driver.

A judge will sentence him in August.

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