North Tahoe road rage incident ends in stabbing |

North Tahoe road rage incident ends in stabbing

Matthew Renda

TAHOE VISTA – A recent case of road rage escalated when a man suspected of tailgating a woman on a main Lake Tahoe highway was stabbed during an altercation with her husband, according to law enforcement.

The man allegedly tailgating – Jay Rap Green, 34, of Kings Beach – was arrested Aug. 25 by Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a deadly weapon and child endangerment.

An arrest report filed by the sheriff’s office states the following:

• The incident unfolded at about 1 p.m. Green was following a vehicle with three passengers – a wife, husband and small child – on Highway 28 through Tahoe Vista through a stretch of road limited to one lane due to construction.

• The female subject was driving when she noticed Green’s vehicle tailgating hers; Green was making gestures indicating he was displeased with her driving, and the female pulled over to let him pass.

• Green pulled his vehicle over directly in front of hers. Green exited and walked to the driver’s side window and began physically assaulting the woman through the open window of the car. The husband, sitting in the front passenger seat, exited the car and confronted Green.

• Green proceeded around the car to confront the male subject, who then wielded a knife. A struggle ensued, and Green eventually suffered lacerations to the arm and neck.

• Green fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival; however, he soon reappeared and was identified by the male and female subject.

• Officers evaluated Green’s injuries and transported him to hospital via ambulance.

A PCSO spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Green has recovered and has since been released from the hospital. Furthermore, he has been released from Placer County Jail; his court date is yet to be determined.

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