Christopher Michael Futch
Photo: Spalding County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

Man charged in road-rage attack that put driver in ICU with head injury

A man has been arrested in connection with a road-rage attack in Spalding County that left the victim in intensive care, an official said Tuesday.

Christopher Michael Futch was charged with one count each of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, Dwayne Jones of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said.

Futch is being held at the Spalding County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing.

MORE: Man hit with steel bar during road-rage fight now in intensive care

Travis Abbott, his wife Cora, their three children and Cora’s mother were traveling south Sunday on U.S. 41 to see their new home in Zebulon when a driver in a Honda Civic nearly ran them off the road, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Cora Abbott said her husband caught up to the driver and said, “Man, what are you doing? I got my kids in the car.”

The driver followed the family for miles, demanding they pull over, the news station reported. 

They eventually pulled into the parking lot of an auto parts store, where the men allegedly fought.

Cora Abbott said the other driver pulled out a steel reinforcing bar from his car and hit her husband in the head. 

The investigation is active, Jones said.

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