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85-year-old man brutally beaten in Canton during apparent road rage incident

The assault took place after a car accident between the victim and the unidentified suspect on Saturday night.

CANTON, Ohio — An 85-year-old is recovering today after being beaten following an apparent road rage incident in Canton. 

According to police, the brutal assault took place on Saturday evening around 10:30 p.m. in the 2800 Block of 8th Street after the 85-year-old victim was involved in a car accident with the unidentified suspect.

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The elderly man told police that following the accident, the suspect got out of his vehicle, and began striking him several times in the head and face. 

Canton Police told 3News that they have impounded a vehicle in relation to the recent felonious assault and are currently processing it. The suspect has been identified as Travonce R. Backie. Authorities say they have filed warrants in the case for attempted murder and felonious assault.

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This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates.


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Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on Feb. 4, 2021.