Two Dawson County teens are facing a long list of criminal charges after authorities say they were involved in an aggressive driving incident that later led to one of the 17-year-olds firing a flare gun at another vehicle.
While the driver and passenger in the BMW that was fired upon Saturday evening were not injured, the teen officers said fired the weapon has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault.
Jacob Dylan Couch remained in Dawson County Sheriff's custody as of Tuesday afternoon without bond.
He was also charged with two counts of reckless conduct, possession of marijuana, three counts of possession of drug related objects and possession of dangerous drugs.
Christian Avery Seay was also charged in connection with the incident that occurred on Price Road in eastern Dawson County.
Dawson County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten said Seay and Couch, his passenger, were traveling in the area of Price Road when they pulled over on the side of the road and had an argument with a couple in a BMW.
According to Wooten, authorities are unclear as to what led to the initial altercation and say that the occupants of the two vehicles did not know each other.
"When the couple in the BMW left, the Accord (driven by Seay) followed them and ended up causing an accident with them, striking them," Wooten said. "The suspects then left the scene and the person who they hit followed them to get a tag number. That's when the suspects fired the flare gun at the people that were following them."
Patrol officers were able to catch up with the suspect vehicle at the Harmony Church Road Chevron a short time later, Wooten said.
Seay's charges include possession of drug related objects, driving while license expired, failure to stop and render aid, failure to report accident with damage, reckless driving, aggressive driving, passing in a no passing zone and failure to maintain lane.
He was released on $3,700 bond Monday, according to jail records.