One person has been arrested in connection with a fatal road rage attack earlier this month on a Riverside County road, according to the sheriff's department.
A 35-year-old Jurupa Valley man was arrested Friday in connection with the beating death of Jerry Lakes, 55, who was attacked Jan. 4 at the intersection of Skyview Drive and Avenue Juan Bautista. A driver in a Jeep Liberty who was tailgating Lakes on a two-lane road drove around him at an intersection and used his SUV to block Lakes' Ford Mustang.
Lakes, who has handicap license plates because he suffered from a debilitating kidney condition, exited his vehicle and was struck in the head during a scuffle, family members said. The attacker left the location and Lakes drove home before going to a hospital, where he died.
Part of the confrontation was captured on surveillance video. Authorities distributed a composite sketch last week of the attacker and handed out details about the case Sunday at an informational checkpoint near the site of the assault.