Criminal Endangerment Charges for Man Involved In Road Rage Incident
32-year-old Timothy Cockrell, involved in a December road rage incident that left a man dead, appeared in court on Tuesday. Cockrell was charged with two counts of criminal endangerment in Yellowstone County Justice Court.
71-year-old Kent Morgan died in a two-vehicle crash around noon on Dec. 28, 2015, on the Yellowstone River bridge south of Laurel. 33-year-old Samuel Andrew Rettig was charged in May with negligent homicide and two felony counts of criminal endangerment after his car crashed into Morgan’s car. Rettig was summoned to court, but not arrested, and was released without bond.
Cockrell appeared Tuesday before Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace David Carter. Witnesses who were driving behind Cockrell and Rettig, saw one cut off the other, and then begin aggressively bumping vehicles at least twice. Morgan was hit while driving with two women and a 2-month-old boy, all in critical condition after the wreck.