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Man arrested, accused of pointing gun at Uber driver during ride in Acworth

James Dixon
James Dixon

A man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at his Uber driver during a commute.

James Dixon faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, in connection with the incident that happened along South Main Street in Acworth, according to an arrest warrant.

The Uber driver told police Dixon was in the back seat of her Buick Enclave as she drove him toward his destination, the warrant said. Along the way, Dixon allegedly began to verbally abuse her.

The abuse became so severe that the driver pulled over, according to the warrant. When she asked Dixon to get out, he refused, pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at her.

The driver said she was “in fear of losing her life.” She got out of the car and ran away, according to the warrant. Dixon continued to shout profanities at her while she ran, the warrant said.

The driver called police, who found Dixon near her vehicle. He had a Glock 9 mm handgun in his possession when officers arrested him, the warrant said.

In addition to aggravated assault, Dixon is charged with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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