Sheriff: Upstate man aims gun at cop during road rage incident


An Upstate man is facing charges after deputies said he pulled a gun on a police officer in an unmarked patrol car.

Greenville County deputies said on Friday at 3 p.m. a Greenville City officer was driving home after work in an unmarked patrol car.

The officer said while he was driving ,his car was almost struck by another vehicle that was in the process of changing lanes.

The officer used his air horn to signal his presence to the other driver.

When both vehicles came to a stop at the next intersection, the driver, later identified as Anthony Wayne Center, 41, opened the driver's door of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the officer, according to deputies.

Deputies said the officer began to follow Center while Greenville County deputies responded.

Once at the intersection of Cedar Lane Road and West Blue Ridge Drive deputies said Center stopped, got out of his car and pointed a handgun at the officer, deputies said.

Deputies said the officer activated his blue lights.

They said that is when Center got back into his car and drove to 223 Lily Street where the officer, deputies from Greenville County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were able to arrest him.

Center is charged with pointing and presenting firearms at a person.

Center was transported to the Greenville County Detention Center, where he has since been released on $5,000 bond.