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Road Rage Investigation Leads To Drug Bust, Baby Rescue

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by Nick Beres

MANCHESTER, Tenn. - A road rage investigation led Manchester police to make a drug bust and rescue a small child from what they called a very dangerous situation.

Officers have arrested 20-year-old Vaughn Cornelia after another motorist claimed he threatened him with a gun after they exited Interstate 24 in Coffee County.

Travis Reed said he had flashed his headlights at Cornelia trying to get him to move out of the fast lane on the highway.

"He pulled out a SIG 9 mm pistol, pointed it at me and my wife and simulated firing three rounds," he said. 

Reed took down Cornelia's tag number and called police, who stopped him for questioning.

Detective Billy Butler with the Manchester Police Department said a K-9 unit hit on something in Cornelia's Toyota Camry. A search of the car found two handguns, ammunition, scales, hundreds in cash and 35 grams of marijuana.

Police also found Cornelia's infant daughter unrestrained in the back seat. She was unharmed.

Cornelia was arrested on a variety of charges, including aggravated assault, drug possession and child endangerment. He is a football player at Savannah State University in Georgia.

The child was taken by DCS and placed in the custody of other family members.

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