PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Prairieville man who is battling stage four cancer was released from the hospital after a road rage incident that turned physical.
“It’s not fair,” said Prairieville resident, Ezaine Gray. “Nobody should ever have to get beat up and left behind for dead on the side of a dark road.”
Beloved community member and local handyman, Scott Gray, is slowly recovering after a small wreck in Ascension Parish that led to an assault. His wife, Ezaine Gray said he’s in rough shape after being beaten, bruised, and left for dead.
“At 7:00 p.m., he got a call from a customer, a close friend. That friend asked him to help with Freon and his AC, and he asked me if I wanted to come with him, but I decided to stay home,” she explained.
Gray said she regrets not going with her husband.
“I told him I was feeling guilty. I wish I was with him,” she expressed. “Maybe the guys could have seen me and thought, ‘We have a witness. I’m not going to do anything.'”
It was supposed to be a 30-minute job, then, an hour and a half later she got a phone call. It was a wife’s worst nightmare.
He said, “‘Baby, what happened to me? I think I had an accident.'”
She soon discovered her husband was beaten and left on the side of the road after a car accident. She said her husband tried to get out of the car and exchange information, but things took a turn.
“The guy told him to pay for his mirror. He said ‘no, I’m not,’ and then the guy said again to my husband, ‘you’re going to pay for my mirror.’ My husband said no and he said he tried to calm him down,'” she explained.
Gray said the man got angry and struck him.
“The guy punched him in the face,” she said. “There was a house across the street and a lady said she was coming to help him after she saw the guy running from the scene. She said she heard a lot of commotion from the guy, and he left my husband unconscious on the ground.”
“Right now, we’re looking for a black truck that could be an early 2000 edition of either a Chevrolet or a Ford,” stated Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Donovan Jackson.
The incident happened off Causey Road in Prairieville.
“It’s imperative for us to get a perpetrator off the street that has caused harm to any of our victims,” Jackson explained.
Gray said her husband is battling stage four cancer. He was supposed to be in Houston for treatment, but instead, he’s recovering from eye surgery and other injuries from this incident.
“He’s a good man who helps everybody,” she said. “He always tries to make everyone laugh. I ask everybody to pray for him and our family. We have a lot on our plate right now to face as we face this evil situation.
If you know anything, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office urges you to call them at 225-621-4636.