Jason Morris says he was brutally attacked after the driver of a silver SUV flashed his lights and signaled for him to pull over on route 119 in Elkview, WV.
Once he stopped, he says three white males ripped him from his car window and slammed him on the ground.
“They were just kicking me in my back and my head. Then they saw that I had a firearm on me,” said Morris.
As he reached for his gun, Morris says the three men quickly ran back to their SUV and sped off. He later went to the hospital with minor cuts and bruises, but this wasn’t the end of the attacks in the Elk River area.
Josh Means was on his way home from West Virginia State University when a similar silver SUV sped up behind him, flashed its lights, and aggressively beeped the horn.
“I was going about 95 miles per hour and the people were still behind me. I thought at one point that they were actually going to try to run me off the road,” said Means.
He called his dad who then met him at the 7-11 in Clendenin, WV. The silver SUV did not stop.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the situation. While police don’t have an exact motive behind the attacks, they do say people living in the area need to be alert.
Officers with the Clendenin Police Department say to never pull over for a vehicle unless you’re in a well lit, populated area. If you are confronted by an aggressive driver, try to get an accurate description of both the vehicle and the person driving it.
“Call 911 immediately. That way we can get an officer in route to your location,” said Patrolman Jarman with the Clendenin Police Department.
With more reports about the silver SUV coming in, Jason and Josh warn everyone to keep an eye out in the Elk River area.
“It could definitely happen to someone else.” said Josh Means.
If you have any information about those responsible for the vehicle attacks in Kanawha County, call police immediately.