Update: Both stabbing suspect and victim face charges in Gwinnett road rage incident

Eugene Brant, 25, of Dacula. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department


Both the suspect and the victim in the May 7 Gwinnett road rage stabbing incident face charges. Gwinnett County Police Department report that detectives have determined that during the road rage incident both drivers got out of their vehicles and confronted each other. A physical altercation then followed with  Eugene Brants, 25, of Dacula, allegedly stabbing Jesse Cole, 38, of Demorest. Brants has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He also had visible injuries to his head as a result of the altercation and in that regard, Cole has been charged with battery. GCPD report that Cole has agreed to turn himself in when he is sufficiently recovered from his injuries.


Gwinnett Police report that a man turned himself in after hearing reports that a suspect in a road rage incident was being sought by police. At this point, police are not giving any further information.

Initial Story

(Lawrenceville, Ga)  Gwinnett County Police Department detectives are asking the public to help identify the suspect in a road rage stabbing incident that happened on May 7, 2018 on Peachtree Industrial Blvd near Little Mill Road in Sugar Hill.

Suspect vehicle in a road rage stabbing in Gwinnett County. Contributed photo

GCPD report that while the victim was stopped at a red light on Peachtree Industrial Blvd, the suspect got out of his vehicle, approached the door and then stabbed the victim multiple times. The victim, who is expected to survive, took a photograph of the vehicle the suspect was in. It looks to be an early 2000 blue Mazda Protégé 5 and is pictured here.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visitwww.crimestoppersatlanta.org.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number(s): 18-041996


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