Police make arrest in road rage assault

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Cheektowaga Police Department has made an arrest in a road rage assault that left one man hospitalized.

Police detectives arrested Maurice Scott, 31, of Buffalo, for his alleged involvement in a road rage incident on Walden Avenue Wednesday according to Cheektowaga Police.  He was charged with second-degree assault, a class D Felony.

Family members say Matthew Rudy was on his way to work when the driver of a white car acted aggressively towards Mr. Rudy.

According to police records, eyewitnesses said that after the pair stopped on Walden Avenue just east of Galleria Drive, Mr. Scott pulled Mr. Rudy from his truck and beat him up.

An ambulance transported Mr. Rudy to Erie County Medical Center.

A GoFundMe page said Mr. Rudy had surgery to repair shattered bones on the left side of his face, including a plate to support his eye.

He is the sole provider for a family of six and just hours prior, participated in the Blue Mittens Project, a shop with a cop event bringing Cheektowaga Police and community members together.

Mr. Scott was arraigned Saturday morning before Town Justice Paul Piotrowski and was transferred to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $7,500 bail.

The Cheektowaga Police are asking that witnesses or anyone with photos or videos of the incident contact the Town of Cheektowaga Police Detective Bureau at 716-686-3505.

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