A suspected incident of road rage sparked an encounter between four men that led to the arrest of one driver and his passenger by the Turlock Police Department.
No serious injuries were reported in the Tuesday incident, though a knife was brandished during the altercation, said Turlock Police Sgt. Stephen Webb.
Around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday the Turlock Police Department received multiple reports of a fight ensuing in the middle of the street in the 2700 block of Countryside Drive.
The altercation was allegedly sparked because one driver, later identified as 27-year-old William Overton, and his passenger, Timothy Creedon, 34, were angered at being cut off by a vehicle near the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Countryside Drive.
According to the police report, Overdon drove his vehicle around the other vehicle, pulled in front of it and then came to a sudden stop.
Overton approached the male driver, yanked on the door and then began striking the man, with Creedon joining in the fight, Webb said. The driver’s male passenger tried to help his friend and the two suspects turned on him, according to the police report.
At some point Overton allegedly pulled out a knife and brandished it at the two victims, Webb said.
The suspects had left the area by the time the first officers arrived at the scene, but they were found nearby in the parking lot of the Home Depot.
Overton was arrested on suspicion of battery, brandishing a weapon, and making criminal threats. Creedon was arrested on suspicion of battery and for several misdemeanor warrants out of Merced County. Overton remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail.