ROCKVILLE, Md. – A Montgomery County jury deliberated for hours Wednesday, before being dismissed and told to be back first thing Thursday morning to continue trying to decide if a road rage incident were self-defense, first degree assault, or second degree assault.
On June 3rd, on the inner loop of the Beltway, a minor fender bender landed 28 year old Brandon Reynolds behind bars, and Martin Seitter in the hospital.
Court documents show Reynolds pulled in front of Seitter, Seitter was not able stop in time and tapped the Infiniti’s bumper. Witnesses told 911 dispatch operators that seconds later, the 28 year old was choking Seitter, slamming him against his truck, and throwing him to the ground.
If the jury finds Reynolds guilty of first degree assault, he could get up to 25 years in prison.
A verdict is expected Thursday.