A 27-year-old construction worker from Memphis, Tennessee, threatened to shoot a co-worker with a gun Wednesday during a dispute.
Christopher Robin Murrell was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded near Mile Marker 77.5 at approximately 5:37 a.m. A dispute arose among workers after Murrell refused to move traffic cones.
Murrell told the coworker not to mess with him, or he would get his handgun.
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Deputies say Murrell walked to his truck while another worker approached him and asked if he made threats about a gun.
Murrell then displayed the gun in his lap. He then pointed the gun at the worker and stated several times he was a killer. Murrell then drove away.
He was stopped shortly after, and the gun was recovered, deputies say.
Murrell was also charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.
He was booked into the Monroe County Jail on a $25,000 bond.