92.7 WOBM FM reports that on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, an Ocean County Grand Jury indicted a Ewing man for attempted murder after he followed a woman to her home and slashed her face in a fit of road rage.
According to official police documents in Jackson, the incident took place on May 8, 2021, when 38-year-old Michael Mahan followed the victim to her home, held a knife to her neck, threatened to kill her and then slashed her face.
A neighbor who witnessed the incident intervened during the attack and called 911. Mahan fled the scene. Jackson Police officers found him traveling at a high rate of speed later along Toms River Road. Mahan struck two other vehicles along the road before his car became disabled in an attempt to evade officers.
Two people were injured in the secondary crashes and were treated for minor injuries.
Officers apprehended Mahan and placed him under arrest.
They took the woman who was attacked in the road rage incident to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials say that Mahan had approached another woman earlier that day brandishing a knife and threatening her with bodily harm. Her husband and their family dog chased Mahan from the scene.
In addition to attempted murder, Mahan also faces three counts of aggravated assault, trying to elude police officers, four counts of assault by automobile, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and terroristic threats.