Road rage suspected in assault on worker

From Staff ReportsJuly 10, 2008 

— Durham police are looking for witnesses to a June 25 assault in which a construction worker was the apparent victim of road rage.

According to police, a woman who had accused the worker of cutting her off in traffic returned to his job site with three men who assaulted him.

Police say the 30-year-old construction worker had been turning left onto Mutual Drive from Fayetteville Street about 4:20 p.m. when a woman driving a gold Nissan Altima jumped out of her car and yelled at him.

The woman drove away, but she returned to the job site about 10 minutes later with three men who chased the construction worker and hit him with poles, sticks and a shovel. They also threw rocks at him before fleeing in the Altima and a gold Honda.

The victim suffered head, shoulder and ankle injuries.

One suspect is described as a black male with a very light complexion, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build and shoulder-length braids. He fled in a gold Honda.

The woman was described as black, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slender build and medium-length curly hair. She was driving a gold Nissan Altima with the right front passenger window broken out.

A third suspect was described as a black male about 18 years old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall with a slender build and short hair.

The fourth suspect was described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, and 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall with a chubby build.

Other distinguishing characteristics of the suspects such as clothing or facial hair were not provided.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call 560-4415, ext. 238 or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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