Savion Charles Watts
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Police: Man shot at car — with 2 kids inside — during Cobb road-rage incident

A man faces several felonies after he lost his temper while driving, firing a shot at a family’s car in Cobb County, authorities said.

Savion Charles Watts, 21, of Acworth, is accused of shooting at another vehicle during a road-rage incident along County Line Road, according to Cobb police arrest warrants. The bullet hit the vehicle, which was occupied by two children, ages 4 and 7.

The shooting took place just after 7 p.m. last Thursday near County Line Road’s intersection with Pitner Road, the warrants said. No one was struck or injured during the incident.

After investigators determined that a Glock 26 handgun was used during the shooting, police found that weapon the following day.

Officers pulled over a vehicle in which Watts was a passenger between 9 and 10 p.m. Friday on Cobb Place Boulevard, according to warrants. Several juveniles were also inside.

Officers searched Watts, finding a Glock 26 handgun inside a fanny pack along with about 3.3 ounces of marijuana, the warrants said. Police said they learned the gun did not belong to Watts, and he did not have permission to have or conceal it.

Watts was arrested on eight charges, including a half-dozen felonies, Cobb jail records show. In connection with the shooting, he was charged with four counts of aggravated assault. 

The contents of his fanny pack also netted him a felony marijuana possession charge and a firearm-related charge, records show. His last two charges are counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and carrying a weapon without a valid license.

He remains in jail without bond.

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