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DA seeking witnesses to brutal road rage incident

Maurice Scott could face up to 7 years in prison

December 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm

BUFFALO (WBEN) - District Attorney John Flynn talked about the road rage incident in Cheektowaga last week that resulted in assault charges.

Maurice Scott (31) of Buffalo has been arraigned for the brutal road rage attack that took place last Wednesday on Walden Avenue, leaving 41-year-old Matthew Rudy in the hospital. Scott faces second-degree assault charges, which is a Class D felony.

"It is alleged that in heavy traffic on Walden Avenue, where Mr. Scott allegedly got out of his car and brutally beat up the victim right on Walden Avenue," said Flynn.

Without going too deep into the specifics of what happened, Flynn briefly described what is known at this time.

"There was allegedly heavy traffic, and allegedly one of the participants cut someone off  - I don't want to say exactly who cut who off," he said.

Initial reports indicated that Scott beat Rudy 20-30 times.

"He suffered facial injuries that required surgery," said Flynn. "Thankfully, he is now out of the hospital."

Scott has posted bail and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday. If convicted on the charge, he faces up to 7 years in prison.

As the investigation continues, Flynn said there is still more to be discovered regarding the incident. He made the public aware that there were other people in the defendant's car at the time of the attack, and Flynn would like to locate them and hear what they have to say.

"I do want to say this - there allegedly were a couple of females who were in the defendant's car," he said. "Those females, obviously, have information about this incident, they have not been found yet, and I would like to encourage those females in that car to come forward and tell us your side of the story as what happened. We are going to do whatever we can to find those two individuals out, and there were obviously numerous other witnesses there."

Hear Flynn's full remarks on the case below:


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