Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 13th, 2008 at 12:36 pm
Portland Police Bureau detectives say they’ve identified a suspect in the case of a road rage incident that took place in Northwest Portland just over two weeks ago.
The victim — who claims he was nearly run down, threatened with a baseball bat and then punched in the face by a man in a Hummer SUV — picked the suspect out of a photo line-up last week.
A spokesperson for the Police Bureau said this morning that,
“With the help of the victim and other witnesses, including alert BikePortland readers, we’ve identified a suspect in the case, but have not made an arrest yet. We believe he may live out-of-state. The investigation is ongoing.”
The Hummer was being driven without license plates or tags and the suspect is being charged with Assault IV which is a Class A misdemeanor carrying a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.