A Gillette man has been charged with assault after he allegedly hit someone while wearing brass knuckles during a traffic dispute yesterday evening, authorities said Monday.
Officers were notified of the alleged incident around 5:11 p.m. Jan. 23 after a 35-year-old male reported that he had just been attacked in the Menards parking lot on Lakeway Road, according to Gillette Deputy Chief of Police Brent Wasson.
The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Jason Sieler, allegedly followed the 35-year-old male into the parking lot, allegedly angry because the younger man, who he was behind in traffic, suddenly slammed on his brakes, Wasson said.
Sieler then reportedly approached the male while wearing a pair of brass knuckles and struck him on the head before leaving the scene, per Wasson.
The extent of the 35-year-old male’s injuries was unknown as of press time.
Officers located Sieler at his residence on E Z Street, where he allegedly struck them both in the face when they attempted to contact him and grabbed one of the officers by the throat, resulting in injuries, Wasson said.
The officer whose throat Sieler reportedly grabbed was later treated and released from the hospital.
Sieler was ultimately taken into custody. He was charged with felony aggravated assault and felony interference, per Wasson.