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Driver suffered several facial fractures in road rage assault in Spanaway

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm |
February 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who severely beat another man during a road rage incident in Spanaway.

The victim suffered multiple facial fractures.

The assault happened about 4:10 p.m. Monday. The victim was driving in the 17900 block of Pacific Avenue South when he tapped his brakes several times because he thought the man behind him was driving too aggressively.

The victim then pulled off the road and parked. The second driver parked behind him and punched the victim in the face after they both stepped out of their cars, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A witness had to intervene to stop the man from repeatedly punching the victim. The witness was also punched before the suspect fled.

He is described as black, in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 with a slender build. He was wearing a green and brown fleece coat. His vehicle was a dark green or gray sedan, possibly a Chevrolet or Ford.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the suspect. Tipsters can call 253-591-5959.

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