Thursday, June 13, 2024

Neosho man charged with 2 counts of assault, endangering the welfare of a child following road rage incident

The Newton County Prosecuting Attorney charged a Neosho man with two counts of assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child today following a road rage incident Wednesday on Howard Bush Drive in Neosho.

According to the probable cause statement, Brayden Lee Hawkins (DOB 2005), who was driving a Grand Prix, became involved in a road rage incident with a motorcycle driver, chased him, hitting the motorcycle twice. The second collision knocked the driver off the cycle.

From the probable cause statement:

Mr. Hawkins was involved in a road rage incident with a subject on a motorcycle. Mr. Hawkins struck the rear tire of the motorcycle with his front bumper, which did not cause an accident. Mr. Hawkins continued to chase after the motorcycle on Cockrell Drive to Howard Bush Drive. 

The passenger of the vehicle was sitting on the window seal throwing tools, cups, and other items at the motorcycle. Mr. Hawkins continued to chase the motorcycle and sideswiped the motorcycle causing the rider to lose control and be ejected off the motorcycle. 

Mr. Hawkins' passenger was stuck by the motorcycle by hanging out of the passenger side window when they collided. Mr. Hawkins left the scene of the accident and took the passenger to the hospital for his injuries. The passenger suffered a fractured skull and was having seizures. 

The rider of the motorcycle suffered road rash injuries on his back, arms, and hands.

The statement noted that during the entire incident, Hawkins had a 7-month old baby in the back seat.

Hawkins bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.


Anonymous said...

Menace to Society. Needs charges upped to attempted murder. No place in a civilized society for these types.

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Anonymous said...

Brayden Lee Hawkins - another stupid individual, should go to jail for attempted murder - Yes. Road rage is serious, and people today think they can take out their frustrations on other people, when they should just cool off and either report the incident or forget about it.

Everyone thinks they should chase after the other party and try to inflect Rage, Anger, Pain, Bodily Injury, or Property Desctruction - Thank Good - Brayden Lee Hawkins - didn't have a Gun!