A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Richmond Hill man wanted for attempted murder following a road rage incident Wednesday in Richmond Hill.
Police were called to the intersection of Oneida Crescent and Red Maple Road for a collision Feb. 7 at approximately 9:10 p.m. after a black Kia sedan had struck a light pole, according to a York Regional Police news release. The Kia driver had fled on foot, police said, while the driver of another vehicle, a Honda Civic, was being treated by EMS.
According to police, the incident began near Bantry Avenue and Yonge Street, when the Kia driver pulled up beside the Honda and shone a flashlight at the driver, then brandished a knife and threatened to kill him.
The Honda continued to Oneida, where the driver exited his vehicle to confront the other driver.
A man ran at the victim with a knife, police said, while the victim got back into his vehicle and drove a short distance to once again exit his vehicle. The victim told police a suspect intentionally drove a vehicle at him, striking him, before hitting the pole.
The victim was treated for minor injuries, police added.
The suspect was last seen westbound on Oneida.
The suspect wanted on charges of attempt murder, assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm, uttering death threats is Jarret Koworvsky Jean Louis, 26, described at five foot eight inches, thin build and last seen wearing a black puffy waist-length winter jacket, white T-shirt and grey sweat pants.
Investigators are appealing to any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police, and to anyone who may have dashcam footage or video surveillance of the area around the time of the collision, to contact York Regional Police District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.