Report: Orson Charles' arrest involved road rage and a handgun

TMZ

Charles was reportedly stopped by Richmond police on Interstate 75 after a complaint was called in by another driver., who said Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving.

It was reported early Tuesday morning that Bengals fullback Orson Charles was arrested for wanton endangerment Monday in Richmond, Ky.

Now, Coley Harvey of ESPN reports the incident involved Charles brandishing a weapon on the interstate:

Charles' arrest was the result of what police believe was a road rage incident involving a handgun. The incident report didn't indicate if any shots were fired.

According to a copy of the incident report obtained Tuesday morning by ESPN.com, Charles was stopped by Richmond police on Interstate 75 after a complaint was called in by another driver. The other driver indicated to police that Charles brandished a firearm in his direction several times while driving down the highway sometime just before 8 p.m. Monday. At some point, Charles allegedly cut off the other driver. When police arrived and did a search of Charles' car, a Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun was found in a purse.

According to the report, Charles declined to make a statement to police before his arrest. The Bengals issued a statement, saying they wouldn't comment on "legal matters that are unresolved."

When contacted by ESPN.com on Tuesday morning, officials at the detention center said Charles had not yet been released. His bond has been set at $5,000.

If this turns out to be true and Charles is charged, he could be suspended for at least one game in 2014. The former fourth-round pick out of Georgia was drafted  by the Bengals as a tight end, but was eventually converted into a fullback.

He's already facing an uphill battle to keep hold of his roster spot this year, and this could ultimately cost him it.

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