OKLAHOMA CITY – A disgruntled former employee of a trucking company landed himself behind bars after allegedly flashing a gun at employees following a heated argument. Officials said it happened last week at the Swaggon Wagon trucking company near I-40 and Morgan Rd.
"He was a truck driver, had showed up, there was some sort of disagreement about where the load was going to be delivered to,” MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.
Investigators said the disagreement took what could have been a violent turn.
"During this argument, the ex-employee produced a handgun, actually dropped it on the floor, flashed it at them,” Knight said.
According to a police report, 35-year-old Eddie Walker was contracted by Swaggon Wagon to haul a Halliburton trailer. Halliburton allegedly contacted the trucking company to ask why the trailer had not been delivered.
When Walker refused to finish the job, the owner told him that they would have to part ways and they needed their license plate back. That allegedly led to a “heated argument.”
Another employee rushed over when he noticed Walker was holding something in his hand, possibly a wrench. According to the police report, that’s when Walker allegedly pulled out the gun.
"There were never any bullets that were fired during this altercation but certainly an inappropriate set of circumstances where you're arguing with somebody and a gun comes out,” Knight said.
From there, Walker took off and was later arrested on I-40 near Mustang Rd.
"He was driving a semi at a very high rate of speed when they got him stopped out around I-40 and Mustang Road. He was taken into custody at that time. Fortunate that nobody got injured, especially considering there was a gun involved,” Knight said.
Walker was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.