Deputies: Man charged in possible road-rage shooting on US 17

Clay County investigators say driver opened fire in Fleming Island

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – A 31-year-old Middleburg man suspected of shooting into a moving car on U.S. 17 in Fleming Island early Wednesday morning has been booked into the Clay County jail. 

Timothy Lee Carrow was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and other felony charges after what was described as a possible road-rage incident at 7:30 a.m. near the Village Square Parkway.

Deputy Chris Padgett said a man in a truck shot a man in a car while both were headed north on U.S. 17. Investigators said they believe there was an incident between them, possibly a crash, before the shooting

Deputies said a man in a car was shot in the arm and the car ended up in a ditch along the highway. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening and he was already out of the hospital, deputies said.

The driver of the truck, described as an F-250 with a red topper and possible crash damage, drove off after opening fire, Padgett said.

About 12:45 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the person wanted for questioning was in custody and was being interviewed by detectives. About 4:30 p.m., deputies named the man as Carrow and said he had been booked into jail.

"We want to thank our deputies, detectives and K9s. Those members, coupled with helpful citizens and our local media outlets, led this unfortunate event to a safe and successful apprehension," Padgett wrote in a release announcing Carrow's arrest.

Carrow's Middleburg neighbors called the incident disturbing.


About the Authors: