Jerome Benesh, 73, of Canton, was arrested in Rome Sunday as he was leaving the Wings over North Georgia airshow and decided to pull a handgun out and begin firing .
According to Floyd County police Chad Johnson, Benesh thought that the event started at 5 pm, but as he arrived the show was closing out and was stuck in traffic. Numerous witnesses said that he was going in and out of traffic while firing a gun out of his window.
Johnson added that the incident started around Old Dalton Road and continued when Benesh turned onto Ga. 140.
A police officer eventually caught up with Benesh at Ervin Coker Road, but then Benesh drove off. He was finally stopped and arrested at Ga. 53.
Benesh is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of felony obstruction of an officer, cruelty to children in the first degree and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reckless conduct, reckless driving, pointing a gun at another, discharging a firearm near a public highway, aggressive driving, fleeing a law enforcement officer, failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving property damage, driving on the wrong side of the road and passing in a no-passing zone.