RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Court documents obtained by WDBJ7 detail one account of what law enforcement officers call a "road rage incident" in Radford January 1.
In a search warrant affidavit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, deputies describe a conversation they had with a juvenile named "J.J.", who was riding in a vehicle involved in Monday's incident.
"J.J" told deputies someone "brake checked" the vehicle he or she was riding in on Tyler Avenue Monday afternoon, near Rock Road, according to the statement in the search warrant. A "brake check" is an aggressive maneuver, where a driver deliberately hits their brakes in front of another driver riding closely behind.
After the initial braking incident, "J.J" said someone in the other vehicle threw an object at the car he or she was in, leading the driver of "J.J."'s car to stop at the Radford Travel Center and check for damage according to the search warrant statement.
While stopped at the Radford Travel Center, "J.J." said the driver of the vehicle that brake checked his or her car pulled into the same parking lot. The driver of "J.J."'s car later stated that "he needed help because he had been stabbed" according to the search warrant statement.
Deputies wrote in the search warrant that they were unable to speak with the stabbing victim at the New River Valley Medical Center, because he was intubated and awaiting a helicopter ride to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Terence Allen Sayles, 36, was charged Tuesday with aggravated malicious wounding in connection with Monday's incident. He is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
The search warrant detailing Monday's events was filed by deputies who wanted to search a 2017 Dodge pick-up truck involved in the incident. They were specifically looking for "physical evidence" that may have been transferred from the suspect of the assault to the victim, according to the search warrant statement.