The SUV gang assault in New York has yielded another arrest. On Oct. 7, MSN reported that a fourth arrest in the SUV gang assault case has been made. Motorcyclist Reginald Chance, 37, has been accused of smashing a window of the SUV and "catalyzing a bloody encounter" between the bikers and the driver of the vehicle.
"The fourth person arrested so far in a case held up as a highway nightmare, Reginald Chance, 37, was being held on $75,000 cash bail. Prosecutors said he played a key role in the SUV driver's beating, which came after the driver ran over a biker in what the motorist's family said was fear for his life," MSN reported.
The SUV gang assault might have been escalated by Chance's decision to break the SUV's window -- at least, that's what the DA is suggesting. Chance's attorney says that the claims are "overblown." The married father of six has been unemployed since 2011 after being laid off. It's unknown if he has any sort of criminal record.
"This is not a man riding around assaulting people with a quote-unquote 'gang.' We will hotly contest those allegations," said Chance's lawyer, Gregory Watts. Other bikers arrested in connection with the assault are Christopher Cruz, 28, and Robert Sims, 35. It is presumed that more arrests will be made in the coming weeks.
The SUV gang assault involved a man named Alexian Lien -- the driver of the SUV. He was attacked and brutally beaten after his SUV was surrounded by a gang of bikers and followed through Manhattan streets. Lien has not been charged with anything at this time.
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