Jamestown man strikes car with hatchet in road rage incident
JAMESTOWN — A road rage incident in which a Jamestown man allegedly struck a woman’s car with a hatchet resulted in charges Monday.
Police took 19-year-old Jacob D. Slade into custody after receiving word of the road rage incident around 11:30 a.m. in the area of Prather Avenue and Hazzard Street in Jamestown. In a press release Monday afternoon, police said Slade drove after a vehicle that had allegedly turned in front of him near the Arterial and Prather Avenue.
Slade reportedly chased the woman before driving around her and cutting her off near the intersection. At that point, the city man allegedly exited his car with a hatchet and “chopped the hatchet into the hood of the second vehicle,” JPD said.
The strike caused more than $1,500 in damage, Jamestown police said.
According to police, the victim was able to take a photograph of Slade’s vehicle as he fled the scene; police were able to track down the vehicle at a business in Falconer, where Slade was located and taken into custody.
Slade was charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree menacing. He was taken to city jail and held for arraignment.
“We credit the female victim in this case for staying calm and having the sense to photograph the suspect’s plate,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “That played a large role in allowing us to get him into custody so quickly.”