Victim of road rage beating out of hospital; deputies arrest suspect
UPDATE (Oct. 20, 2022):
PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) - Scott Gray is home from the hospital after being beaten during a road rage incident on Sunday, Oct. 16, and now, he could get justice.
“It’s just atrocious and no human being should act that way, and no human being should be treated that way,” said Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.
Bryan Cage, 37, is in APSO custody for second-degree battery and hit and run in connection with the incident that left Gray hurt.
“But this one was just, it just felt a little special, right? I mean, this was a guy, who years ago, lost his leg. This is a guy who just got diagnosed with a medical condition and this is a guy that gets beat up on the side of the road over a simple accident,” explained Webre.
The sheriff said his deputies were able to make the arrest thanks to tips from the community and help from neighboring law enforcement agencies.
“We were able to at least track this vehicle into our neighboring parish, Livingston Parish, which some of their detectives helped us a great deal looking at some of the videos from that area and we came up with a license plate. We came up with the vehicle that matched that description, and just through a couple of solid days of investigating, it led us to a home in Zachary,” added Webre.
While Gray recovers, there is hope that with his suspected attacker off the streets, he will not hurt anyone else.
The investigation is ongoing.
ORIGINAL (Oct. 18, 2022):
Scott Gray was in the hospital Tuesday, Oct. 18, after being beaten and left unconscious on the side of the road following a minor traffic accident in Prairieville on Sunday.
“You know, I don’t personally know the family, but I know a lot of people that do know the family and say that you know, he was a, he’s a wonderful guy going through a lot of hard times right now, and then has to deal with this,” Elvis Jacob said.
Folks trying to help find the perpetrator have been sending in tips to the sheriff’s office.
“Just be kind of trying to watch out, see if I see a vehicle matching that description, you know, it’s a shame that this kind of thing happens,” Jacobs said.
“For us, it was imperative to make sure that we get a perpetrator off the street that’s causing harm to any of our citizens in Ascension Parish because if one of us is affected, all of us are, and that’s kind of how the community is here,” Donovan Jackson, PIO, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, said.
Tuesday, a new surveillance video shows a truck, possibly a ford, that Ascension deputies believe the perp was driving - passing a store minutes after the beating.
“It is something that gives us a little bit more to work with so that we can put this out in the community and ask people, look, if you’ve seen this truck, if you know where it’s located, please call us and let us know so that we can get this perpetrator off our streets,” Jackson said.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said the truck had undercarriage lighting that was blue or purple and distinct headlights.
“For us to not only talk about or describe the truck, but now we can put a visual image out there for folks to see. We’ve got a lot of great tips from folks and a lot of great feedback to try to help with this situation, with this incident,” Jackson said.
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