Man accused of pointing rifle at off-duty officer
Deputies were called to the 12600 block of Dragoon Trail after an off-duty Goshen Police officer had stopped the suspect vehicle and put one man in custody.
At the scene, St. Joseph County deputies spoke with the off-duty officer who said he saw the suspect vehicle doing burnouts in a yard.
The off-duty officer approached the vehicle and opened the passenger-side door. When he did so, a man identified as Cedric McBride allegedly pointed a black rifle at him.
At that point, the off-duty officer stopped the vehicle and took McBride into custody.
When deputies spoke to McBride, he admitted to pointing his rifle at the off-duty officer, according to reports.
A search warrant was granted and inside the suspect vehicle, deputies found a black .22 caliber rifle in the backseat floorboard.
McBride was arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on the charges of intimidation and pointing a firearm at another.
UPDATE: In a previous version of this article, we reported that McBride pointed a rifle at a witness. McBride actually pointed a rifle at an off-duty officer. We have updated the story to reflect the change.