A Chapel Hill man is facing aggravated assault charges after a fender bender turned violent Tuesday afternoon in Franklin.
Dennis Coble, 60, allegedly got out of his vehicle and began cursing another motorist after the drivers’ vehicles collided in heavy traffic near the intersection of Mallory Lane and Liberty Pike.
That’s when the other driver told police things began to escalate — to the point Coble took out a pocketknife and opened the blade.
Neither the other driver, nor his 12-year-old daughter who was in the car with him, were hurt.
Coble was charged with aggravated assault and released on $2,500 bond.