Man charged with terrorizing Raleigh family


Feb. 8, a father reported he has just picked up his daughter from the movies when a man suddenly began ramming his car out of nowhere.

It happened at the Ridgewood Shopping Center in Raleigh at Wade Avenue near the Beltline.

ABC11 obtained the 911 calls soon after the incident.

Dispatcher: 911 "What's the location of your emergency?"

Caller: "I've got a guy that's following me, and he's rear-ended me and now he's following me again."

Dispatcher: "And what is your name?"

Caller: "He hit us again! Oh my God!"

The father later was able to get out of the car with his daughter and seek safety inside a store.

Police arrived and had to use a Taser to subdue the man who they later identified as 25-year-old Remy Gagnon, of Raleigh.

Gagnon was taken to Rex Hospital. He was then transferred to a mental health facility where he was charged late Wednesday.

He's now been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of assault on emergency personnel, and one count of reckless driving.

Gagnon's parents were in court Thursday when their son appeared on closed circuit television from the jail. They, along with his attorneys, declined to comment.

The five charges against Gagnon mean he could face up to 19 years in prison.

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