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Cheektowaga road rage attack suspect released on bond

Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 21, 2018

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cheektowaga police say 28-year-old Rakeem Scott of Buffalo has been arrested in connection to a road rage incident that happened on Wednesday afternoon on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.

Scott is accused of attacking 41-year-old Matthew Rudy on Walden Avenue. Police say Rudy was hit 20 to 30 times after the suspect cut him off near the Chick-fil-A and slammed on his brakes. Rudy, a father of four, was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for several injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.

Scott was arrested on a second-degree assault charge, a D felony. He was arraigned Saturday morning in Cheektowaga Town Court and transferred to the Erie County Holding Center.

The sheriff's office told 7 Eyewitness News that Scott was released on $20,000 bond on Saturday the 22nd.

According to the police report, witnesses say Rudy was in the left lane eastbound on Walden Avenue near Anderson Road when Scott inched his way in front of Rudy and then came to an abrupt stop.

A witness says when Scott's vehicle came to an abrupt stop, he then exited the vehicle and headed towards Rudy's vehicle, who was standing on the driver's side running board on the time.

In the report, witnesses say Scott then grabbed Rudy around the chest area and violently slammed him head-first into the median and repeatedly punched his face and head.

Scott then got back into his vehicle and left the scene.

Rudy was conscious and alert but disoriented according to the report, he suffered multiple injuries and was bleeding from his ears.

According to the report, a witness saw the 7 Eyewitness News report that asked for anyone with information to contact Cheektowaga Police and she reached out to them.