Muskogee Police Have Person Of Interest In Road Rage Incident


Monday, June 20th 2016, 6:32 pm
By: Amy Slanchik


Muskogee police have a person of interest in a road rage incident that forced two teenagers off the road, injuring them.

Police are waiting on the district attorney to serve an arrest warrant on the man believed to be responsible, before moving forward with the case.

Muskogee police are working to find a maroon Dodge pickup after a video taken on Highway 62 shows the driver tailgating and bumping a red Nissan, forcing it off the road on May 28th.

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"Short version, guy got mad because he couldn't get around a car and hit the car and knocked ‘em into a guardrail," Officer Lincoln Anderson said.

He said a tip about who the driver might be helped lead them in the right direction.

Anderson said, "When they manage to track down a name we can look up a person by their name and see what they've been involved in."

Police discovered the same person they got a tip about was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Muskogee on April 24th at the East Shawnee Bypass and North Country Club Road.

A search warrant affidavit says video from an officer's body camera footage matches the description of the maroon Dodge pickup truck in the cell phone video, adding a welder in the bed of the pickup can be seen in both videos.

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Anderson said the victim from the hit-and-run accident on April 24th could be the driver who hit the Nissan.

"If he's gonna drive like that, yeah, then he's a danger to himself and everybody else," Anderson said.

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During a search of the man’s home, police seized two cell phones and a welder, along with a key and a fob belonging to a Dodge Ram.

Police are not releasing the name of the suspect while waiting on the District Attorney's Office to issue an arrest warrant.