The suspect wanted for a road rage incident that left a man bloodied and unconscious has been arrested by the Turlock Police Department.
Nathan Leroy Davis Sharp, 31, of Turlock was taken into custody by the department's Special Investigations Unit around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home in the 1200 block of Lambert Way.
Sharp is a professional boxer, according to the police department.
Around 10 p.m. Nov. 16, the police department was dispatched to a parking lot in the 1200 block of Geer Road and found the victim unconscious and bleeding.
“The victim was transported to a local area hospital with potential life-threatening injuries and was held overnight for treatment and monitoring,” said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The victim and the suspect were separately driving in the 2000 block of Geer Road and were nearly involved in a minor traffic collision. As a result of this near collision, Sharp reportedly followed the victim to a local gas station. He then approached the victim and assaulted him, according to the police department.
A photograph of the suspect was released to the public, which led to the identification of Sharp.
At approximately 4, SIU In p.m. Wednesday, SIU investigators were conducting surveillance and tracked Sharp down and spotted him entering his residence. This led to a brief standoff as his residence was surrounded by police. Out of an abundance of caution, neighbors were evacuated from their homes.
After nearly an hour of public address calls made outside his home, calling for his surrender, Sharp ended up emerging from his residence. Sharp was taken into custody without further incident.
"Detectives authored a search warrant for his home and served it that evening," Parmley said. "Based on evidence located during the search, Sharp may be facing charges on additional crimes he is suspected to have been involved with."
Sharp was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of battery, causing great bodily injury and aggravated assault.
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone who may have information about this incident or knowledge of other crimes Sharp may be involved with, to contact Detective Gina Giovacchini at (209) 668-6539. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at email@example.com.