Ascension Parish battery victim on road to recovery

It’s been a little over three weeks since Scott Gray was viciously beaten after a minor traffic incident in Ascension Parish and he is still on what he called the slow but steady road to recovery.

“It’s been tough,” he said. “It’s a slow recovery but I think we’re going to get there. The swelling has gone down and a lot of the bruising has subsided.”

On Oct. 16th, Gray was driving down Causey Road when his vehicle slapped mirrors with another vehicle being driven by Bryan Cage. Gray said he pulled over to swap insurance information when the situation escalated and he said Cage allegedly beat him unconscious.

Gray suffered fractures to his left eye socket and left cheekbone. He also suffered a concussion.

Cage was arrested on second-degree battery and hit-and-run charges in relation to the incident.

On Nov. 2nd, Ascension Parish Detectives arrested Marlana Stewart and charged her with principal to second-degree battery and principal to hit-and-run driving. Stewart was the passenger in the vehicle with Cage when the alleged battery occurred.

“I was glad to see she was arrested because she lied and said she had nothing to do with it,” Gray said. “I believe she is just as guilty as he is for not saying anything.”

Gray said he still has dizzy spells following the attack and he said it’s been more difficult for him to walk.

“It makes a person angry, but I’m a man of God,” he said. “I don’t like to see people punished unlawfully but I can hope they charge him (Cage) with something and he learns something. I’m glad it was me that night and not someone else. Somebody else could’ve gotten killed.”

The 59-year-old is slated for another facial surgery soon. He said the support he has gotten is unbelievable.

“Overall, I think I’ve been able to come out on the other side,” he said. “The whole community has been outstanding. The community has been beyond wonderful.”

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