Update: Meridian Police arrest suspect in road rage incident

Meridian Police Department

Meridian police arrested 36-year-old Walter Gage Anderson Wednesday as the suspect in a road rage incident that took place yesterday.

A photo of Anderson’s face circulated social media Tuesday night, which provided the police department with leads. Anderson was charged with misdemeanor battery and on a probation warrant after turning himself in, Meridian police said in a press release.

According to police, Anderson followed a 50-year-old victim home and battered him.

“Our community’s response to this incident was simply amazing,” the release said. “We would like to thank everyone for all of their help with this case.”

Below is our previous reporting.

The Meridian Police Department is asking for help identifying a man who was involved in a road rage incident in the 3000 block of East Congressional Drive on Tuesday.

Police say the suspect followed the victim to a Meridian home around 5 p.m. and battered him. The suspect was the passenger in a white or cream-colored Hyundai four-door sedan.

“After following the victim home, the suspect got out of the vehicle and began hitting the male ... victim in the face and head multiple times,” according to a police news release. The victim is a 50-year-old man.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who may know the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Meridian Police Department at 208-888-6678.

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Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.