HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - A Hanahan man is facing charges of aggravated assault and breaching the peace in connection with a road rage incident that happened on April 8.
The victim, a 16-year-old, told officers he was leaving baseball practice from school when 44-year-old Jeffrey Heath Phillips’ red pick up truck pulled out behind him and started to follow closely, according to the incident report.
The male teen told officers he was on the phone with his mother at the time and advised his mom that the truck was following him down Yeamans Hall Road and North Rhett Avenue and then both vehicles turned left onto Henry Brown Boulevard.
When they reached a red light at the intersection of Tanner Ford and Henry Brown Boulevard, the teen told officers that Phillips got out of his truck, got a golf club from the bed, and then walked up to the teen’s car and hit the car’s window with the golf club, according to the report.
The teen also told officers that Phillips threatened to follow him home and kill him. The teen’s mother heard what was transpiring in the background over the phone and told him to drive away, the report stated.
Dispatchers also received a second call from the driver behind Phillips’ truck describing what happened and who took down the truck’s information because Phillips had also hit their vehicle.
The vehicle information then came back to Phillips’ address according to the incident report.