Man accused of firing shot in the air after being cut off by tractor trailer on I-64

Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-21 06:06:08-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Officials are investigating an incident involving a man accused of firing a shot after a tractor trailer cut him off on Tuesday, according to police.

Chesapeake Police got a call about a white man driving a black Chevy Tahoe who fired the shot after the tractor trailer cut him off on I-64 West at the Military Highway exit.

Jesse Dillon (Photo: Chesapeake PD)

A witness says the driver started yelling, stuck a gun out the window and fired one shot in the air. Police say he did not point the gun directly at the tractor trailer.

A detective saw the Tahoe exiting the Chesapeake Expressway at Great Bridge Boulevard.  The driver refused to stop, causing a short police chase.

The driver finally stopped near Battlefield Boulevard and Volvo Parkway.

Police arrested Jesse Dillon, 24, and charged him with discharging a firearm, eluding police, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The person who witnessed the man firing shots was a third party. Police are unsure of where the tractor trailer is at this time.

Dillon denied NewsChannel 3's interview request. No one in his family wanted to comment on the arrest. Neighbors say they were surprised to hear about the incident but even more shocked to hear that the person police say is responsible lives near them.

"All of us had made mistakes and cut people off when you're in a hurry to get home, and to think that it would go to that level it's just unbelievable," said Marion Wotring who lives a few streets away from Dillon. "That's what is so scary because that can happen at anytime. You never know who you are on the roads with."