Waynesboro man attacked at gas pump after texting suspect’s wife
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Police arrested a man accused of attacking a victim at a gas station for communicating with the suspect’s wife, according to authorities.
On Friday around 9:20 a.m., officers arrived at the Corner Store located at 602 West Sixth St. to investigate an assault, according to an incident report released by the Waynesboro Police Department.
The 30-year-old victim from Waynesboro stated he was pumping gas at the store when the subject came up to him and grabbed him by the neck, taking him to the ground and repeatedly hitting him over an incident that happened six months earlier, according to the incident report.
Police say in the incident report that the victim did state that he had communicated with the subject’s wife a couple of times through texting and Snapchat.
According to police, the store’s video footage confirmed the victim’s statement of the incident.
A witness told deputies he observed the incident and tried to pull the subject, Robert McCafferty, 42, and tried to pull him off the victim, according to the incident report. He stated McCafferty had the victim down on the ground choking him, incident report states.
McCafferty was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault and battery, according to jail records.
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