Both drivers now charged in Gwinnett road rage stabbing

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Both drivers have been charged in a road-rage stabbing, Gwinnett police said. Eugene Brants, 25, of Dacula has been charged with aggravated assault. Jesse Cole, 38, of Demorest, has been charged with battery. The two confronted each other in a physical fight after stopping at a red light, cops said. In an email to the AJC, Brants said he was not the attacker in the altercation.

Both drivers have now been charged in a road-rage stabbing, Gwinnett County police said.

Eugene Brants, 25, of Dacula has been charged with aggravated assault and Jesse Cole, 38, of Demorest, has been charged with battery.



Brants and Cole stopped at a red light near the intersection of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Little Mill Road in Sugar Hill on May 7. Both got out of their cars and confronted each other, and the altercation escalated to a physical fight, Gwinnett County police said.

During that fight, Brants stabbed Cole multiple times, police said. Brants suffered injuries to his head in the fight with Cole.

In an email to the AJC, Brants said he was not the attacker in the altercation.

Brants turned himself in to police Monday. Police initially did not file charges, but then charged Brants with aggravated assault around 5 p.m. Brants is being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on $11,200 bond.

Cole is still recovering from his injuries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He will be booked into jail when he is released from the hospital.


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