Trevor Lee McPeak
Roger Louis McPeak
EDEN, N.C. - A Rockingham County teenager was arrested after authorities say he pointed a shotgun at a school bus on Friday.
According the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old Trevor Lee McPeak, got into an argument with another person while riding home on the school bus.
Sheriff deputies say when the bus reached Trevor's home, he got off the bus and retrieved his sawed-off shotgun from inside his home. He brought the gun outside, racked it and pointed it at the bus, according to authorities. The bus left the area and no one was injured. There were no shots fired.
McPeak's mother, Penny, told WMFY News 2 that she didn't know what the fight was about. "He
evidently made my son very mad because my son came in, the gun was not
loaded and he knew that. He went outside and pointed it and came back
in, then the law came and picked him up."
Authorities believe Trevor's father, 62-year-old Roger Louis McPeak, took the shotgun to a neighbor's house after the incident for safekeeping.
Trevor was arrested on four counts Assault by Pointing a Gun, Possession of a Firearm of Mass Destruction, and Assault on a Government Official. Authorities say he shoved a deputy during their interaction.
Roger McPeak was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
They were each placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $35,000 bond.
Sheriff Sam Page told WMFY News 2 that these are very serious charges. "Anytime someone takes up a weapon and points it at another person in a threatening manner, that already takes it to a higher level and that increases the chances for a dangerous situation," said Page.
The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office