Bengals back Orson Charles arrested for road rage incident

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Richmond, KY, United States (4E Sports) – Cincinnati Bengals H-back Orson Charles was arrested after he was involved in an alleged road rage incident with a handgun, according to officials at the Madison County (Ky.) Detention Center.

Charles was charged with wanton endangerment in Richmond, Kentucky Monday night. The detention center’s website also has a listing of his arrest.

However, the incident report didn’t indicate if any shots were fired.

According to a report, 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.

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.”

Officials at the detention center said Charles had not yet been released. His bond has been set at $5,000.

Charles was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012 out of Georgia. He has appeared in 29 games in two seasons with the team, catching nine passes for 109 yards.

A month before the 2012 NFL draft, Charles was arrested and charged with DUI in Athens, Georgia.

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