MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A Moncks Corner man was arrested after police say he was caught on video punching a man several times in the face at a middle school parking lot following a road rage incident.
The Moncks Corner Police Department charged 48-year-old Marty Wayne Richberg on Wednesday with disorderly conduct.
On Tuesday afternoon, a police officer responded to the parking lot of Berkeley Middle School in reference to an assault.
The 43-year-old victim said the whole thing started when he had an incident with Richberg on Highway 52 near the school. According to Richberg, the victim had cut him off on the road.
Lt. Michael Roach with the MCPD says the men then exchanged "unpleasantries as in gestures" and cursed at each other. According to Roach, both men were heading to the school to pick up their kids, and did not know each other.
Authorities say when the victim pulled up to the middle school parking lot, Richberg pulled up behind him in his truck, walked up to his car, came up to the window and punched the victim several times in the face.
"The driver of the truck pulls up behind him and he confronts this guy and blows are exchanged and it really gets out of hand really quickly," Roach said.
A police report states when a witness came to the victim's aid, Richberg got back into his truck and left. The witness said when he walked over to Richberg and asked him why he attacked the victim, Richberg did not respond.
"It's something that went from one bad situation and escalating into something that could've really been tragic," Roach said. "I think if they were going somewhere different we wouldn't have what it escalated into."
Moncks Corner PD officials say Richberg contacted police Wednesday morning and told authorities about the incident at the school.
According to police, Richberg volunteered to come to the police department and answer questions. Richberg said he pulled in behind the victim's vehicle at the school parking lot and an argument escalated into a physical confrontation.
Richberg told police he tried to keep the victim from exiting his car in order to avoid a fight, and Richberg said that's when the victim struck him in the face, and both began to exchange blows.
Investigators arrested Richberg and charged him with disorderly conduct.