Conviction in Road Rage Case

Sentencing is scheduled for January 22, 2024, in the case of Randall William Carson, who was convicted of three counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, involving a road rage incident. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a one-day trial in Lee County.

Assistant State Attorneys Jennifer Sosa and Ryan Pomponio prosecuted the case.

The crime happened on March 11, 2023, near the intersection of North Cleveland Avenue and Hancock Bridge Parkway, in North Fort Myers. Three people were in a van that was towing a small flatbed gated trailer. They were leaving a parking lot and driving onto the main roadway. 

As they pulled onto North Cleveland Avenue, they drove around a Hummer that was stopped in the parking lot entrance. As they continued driving, the Hummer, driven by the defendant, caught up to the van, and made impact with the trailer from behind. The defendant then veered away and then struck the trailer a second time and the impact forced the van and trailer into a ditch.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to investigate, leading to the arrest of Carson.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office