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Driver, wife arrested in gun incident

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:11:28 PM CST   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 03:40:29 PM CDT

Richard Ludaway, left, and Manica J. Ludaway

REXBURG, Idaho -

A West Yellowstone, Mont., man is being held in the Madison County Jail after police said he displayed a gun to another driver on U.S. Highway 20 Wednesday.

Rexburg police said a motorist reported the threat around 11:30 a.m. near the Main Street exit of U.S. 20 in Rexburg. Police pulled over a black Bravada at milepost 335 about two minutes later.

The driver, Richard Ludaway, 46, was arrested on a felony count of possession of a concealed weapon by a felon, one misdemeanor count of possession of a concealed weapon, and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.  The Madison County Prosecutor's Office is also considering an additional felony charge of brandishing a weapon.

Police said a semi-automatic, 9-millimeter Beretta, two loaded magazines and marijuana were recovered from the car.

Ludaway's wife, Manica J. Ludaway, 38, was a passenger in the car. She was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Rexburg police said Richard Ludaway had a long criminal history, including a bench warrant from Fremont County.