Candler man accused of striking elderly driver
ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — Police say a road-rage incident led to
the arrest of a man who witnesses say bragged about punching a
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that 21-year-old
Kelcey Shifflett of Candler has been charged with simple assault.
Asheville police detective John Rikard said Shifflett was
charged after someone reported hearing him brag about hitting
Police say a witness also reported seeing Shifflett jump into
Brackett’s back seat when he stopped at an intersection. The
witness said Shifflett hit Brackett in the head. A report says the
older man previously had blown his horn at a car where Shifflett
was a passenger.
Brackett suffered a cut, facial swelling and blurred vision.
Shifflett has denied the charges. It wasn’t clear whether he has
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