Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lompoc man for charges stemming from a road rage incident that occurred in Solvang. On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 7:13 p.m., deputies responded to a road rage incident near Mission Drive and Alisal Road. The suspect, who was in a silver Toyota Tacoma, reportedly pointed a firearm at the victim and then fled the scene.
Deputies responded to the surrounding area and located a vehicle that matched the suspect’s vehicle description in the area of Highway 246 and Purisima Road. Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the vehicle and ultimately arrested 27-year-old Sean Tyler Dukes of Lompoc, who was found in possession of a loaded 9-millimeter pistol. The pistol had the serial number removed and was loaded with a large-capacity magazine.
Dukes was booked at the Main Jail for carrying a loaded firearm in public (misdemeanor), possession of an un-serialized firearm (misdemeanor), possession of a large-capacity magazine (misdemeanor), criminal threats (felony), and assault with a firearm (felony). Dukes has since been released on $50,000 bail.