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Sheriffs Seek Witnesses To September 7 Assault

khts_crimeDetectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are investigating an incident of assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and criminal threats that occurred on Tuesday, September 7, at 4:20 in the afternoon.

Detectives would like to speak with any motorist or Santa Clarita resident who witnessed the incident involving two vehicles, a black 1990 Lexus 4-door and a black 2004 Hyundai Accent 4-door.

Deputies responded to the Chevron Gas Station at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue, Newhall to reports that a motorist had been run off the road by her ex-boyfriend.


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Deputies learned that the motorist, a 41 year-old Granada Hills woman, was driving southbound on Sierra Highway from Newhall Avenue when she noticed her ex-boyfriend following her. She sped up and the man, a 41-year old man from Lancaster, continued to follow her.

He pulled alongside her and yelled for her to pull over. The suspect suddenly veered his vehicle into the victim's vehicle causing substantial damage and forcing her to drive off of the road. The suspect got out of his car and began walking toward the victim. The victim managed to drive away and turned back northbound on Sierra Highway, making her way to the Chevron Gas Station.

The suspect followed her and confronted her in the gas station parking lot where an argument ensued. Another man passing by intervened and told the suspect to leave the area. The man left as the victim called 9-1-1.

The Good Samaritan has been identified, but detectives would like to speak with anyone else who may have witnessed the collision on Sierra Highway. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Carrillo of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Robbery and Assault team at (661) 799-5142.