Columbus man charged after April road rage incident with a firearm

By Noah Crenshaw | Daily Journal

For The Republic

FRANKLIN — Police arrested a Columbus man Thursday night who is accused of shooting at a vehicle during a road rage incident in southern Johnson County last month.

Kaden M. Marsh, 18, was arrested by officers in Jackson County on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Johnson County prosecutors charged him Monday with one count of criminal recklessness, a Level 5 felony, and two counts of Level 6 felony pointing a firearm.

Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office last month received a report of a road rage incident involving a firearm in the area of U.S. 31 and County Road 400 South. Dispatchers told deputies a woman had reported she was at the intersection when someone in a black SUV fired shots at her car. Gunshots could be heard in the background of the 911 call, and shortly after shots were fired, she drove away from the SUV, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Deputies found the victim traveling northbound on U.S. 31 past Nineveh Road. When deputies stopped and spoke with her, she said she was traveling with three other occupants when the incident occurred. No one was hurt and there was no property damage.

The victim told police the the SUV had followed her vehicle from northbound Interstate 65 near the Taylorsville exit. She told police she had asked a passenger to call 911 as the vehicle followed hers after multiple turns from the Edinburgh exit.

Marsh released from the Johnson County Jail on $3,300 bond.