The Texarkana, Texas Police Department said that they arrested a Texarkana, Texas man and charged him with injury to the elderly today (Thursday).
Police said 38-year-old Elijah Adams is alleged to have assaulted a 75 year old man as part of a road rage incident last Friday evening.
According to the Texarkana, Police; Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 4700 block of South Lake Drive at about 8:15 p.m. on Friday. The victim said that he had been attacked by two men on motorcycles after he accidentally cut off the two men as he changed lanes. The victim said that the motorcyclists started following him very closely and revving their engines. He said that he got out of his truck at the next traffic light to try to apologize to them, but they got off their motorcycles and hit him several times in the face.
Elderly man left bleeding on the ground-police said
Police said the men left the victim bleeding on the ground and were last seen headed north on Lake Drive. The victim was transported to Christus St. Michael, where he was treated for his injuries that included internal bleeding and a cut to his lip that required thirteen stitches.
Detective Brian Purcell obtained information and evidence that Adams was involved in the assault, the Texarkana, Texas Police said. After an arrest warrant was issued, police said Adams was detained by Red River Army Depot Police and transported to our Criminal Investigation Division yesterday afternoon. Police said Purcell booked Adams into the Bi-State Jail shortly afterwards. Adams’ bond has not yet been set.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. However, police said that they believe, contrary to rumors circulating on social media, that there is no connection between this assault and the activities of any motorcycle club or gang.
“This was simply a road rage incident between these drivers,” the Texarkana, Texas Police said.