DOVER — A 59-year-old Dover man was charged with assault following an alleged road rage stabbing that left a man injured Thursday.
At approximately 10:19 a.m., Delaware State Police responded to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus for a 29-year-old man injured in a stabbing.
Troopers determined that the victim was driving his Lexus SUV south on Del. 1, north of Dover Air Force Base, near a Ford Mustang whose driver was traveling aggressively. The suspect gestured for the Lexus’ driver to pull over, which he did, and the two men began arguing on the shoulder of the road.
The Mustang’s driver subsequently lunged at the victim with a knife, stabbing him in the torso, police said. The victim then drove himself to the Dover hospital, while the suspect fled the scene, authorities added.
With the assistance of the Dover Police Department, a tag for the Mustang was obtained. Troopers located the car and its owner, then identified as John Scott, at the vehicle’s registered address in the 1000 block of South Little Creek Road.
Troopers observed blood on the Mustang’s driver’s side window and injuries to Mr. Scott’s hands, and he was taken into custody without further incident. A search warrant was executed on the Mustang, and a bloody knife was recovered, troopers said.
Mr. Scott was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on a $120,000 cash bond.