CLINTON, Md. — Maryland State Police arrested a man suspected of assaulting another man in an apparent road rage incident Thursday afternoon in Prince George’s County.
The suspect, Roderick Jerome Wolfe, 33, of Baltimore, is charged with first-degree assault. He was taken to the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack for processing and later transferred to the Prince George’s County Detention Center pending an appearance before a court commissioner.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, a witness approached a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division trooper in the area of I-495 at Branch Avenue in Clinton to report an assault, which had just occurred between two commercial motor vehicle drivers on I-495. The witness claimed that during the assault the suspect, later identified as Wolfe, displayed a machete and punched the victim in the face.
The victim also arrived at the trooper’s location to report the assault. He told the trooper that the assault occurred after the two men got into an argument and got out of their vehicles while stuck in traffic on I-495. The victim was able to give a description of Wolfe’s clothing and appearance. He claimed that after Wolfe punched him he placed the knife in his coveralls.
The trooper soon saw that the suspect vehicle was attempting to leave the area and notified the Forestville Barrack to send another unit to assist with the traffic stop. The second trooper responded to the location to assist with the traffic stop. Wolfe was then pulled over by troopers in the same area as the reported assault and was soon taken into custody.
Through investigation, it was also revealed that Wolfe’s driver’s license is currently suspended and the commercial motor vehicle Wolfe was operating had other notable violations. Wolfe’s vehicle was towed and stored.
The investigation is ongoing.