Victim’s Voice: “He beat me unconscious” over a minor accident

“He beat the crap out of me. He beat me unconscious. I didn’t even know where I was at.”

The details were hard to remember initially, but Scott Gray is starting to put the pieces together of what happened to him around 8 p.m. on Oct. 16th in Ascension Parish.

Gray said he was headed to meet a friend when he bumped mirrors with someone driving a black F-150. He said he stopped to exchange insurance information, but the other driver had other plans.

“We slapped mirrors on Causey Road in Ascension Parish,” he recalled. “I pulled over to, you know, swap some insurance information. And she (passenger in the truck) got irate and wanted me to pay for that mirror. I said no one is paying for it. And he beat the crap out of me. He beat me unconscious. I didn’t even know where I was at.”

Gray said he didn’t remember exactly how long it took for paramedics and police to arrive. The 59-year-old suffered fractures to his left eye socket as well as his left cheekbone. He also suffered a serious concussion. He is slated for surgery on the broken bones once the swelling subsides.

“He left the house to help a friend and at 8:15pm, he called me,” said Scott’s wife, Ezaine Gray. “He called me and he couldn’t remember what happened to him.”

Ezaine said Scott has cancer and she said she thought the temporary lapse was because of his immunotherapy medication until she checked her phone.

“We have a tracker on our phones and I opened the Life 360 app and I found him five minutes from our house,” she said. “He knocked my husband out. He (Scott) has a prosthetic leg and he lost his balance and fell and hit his head on the gravel road. Everybody’s shocked because the guy is so rude to do this to him.”

Scott’s family is asking for everyone’s help locating a black F-150 with driver-side mirror damage and under glow.

Detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said they’re looking for an early 2000 model black truck with undercarriage neon lights, possibly blue or purple in color. The driver’s side mirror may also be damaged.

Anyone with information that could assist detectives is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office anonymously at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Capital Region Crime Stoppers to receive a cash reward.

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