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Assault at gas station: man, woman arrested

 

By Bay City News Service

A man and woman were arrested Monday night in connection with an assault that happened at a gas station in unincorporated Redwood City after an alleged road rage incident, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Shortly before 5:55 p.m. Monday, sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of a Shell gas station located at 1667 Woodside Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrived and found several people who reported a man with a knife assaulted them. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his late 30s with several tattoos who had fled in a black Volkswagen Jetta driven by a white woman.

A countywide alert was issued, and Pacifica police eventually spotted the vehicle and arrested Marcus Alan Stewart, 39, and his girlfriend, Danielle Yvette Clewett, 42, both of Pacifica.

Investigators believe the victims pulled into the gas station and were followed by the Jetta following some sort of road rage incident. Stewart got out of the Jetta and threatened several occupants of the other car with a knife, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He then punched one of the victims and threw a cell phone at the victims' vehicle, causing minor damage. The victim suffered a minor injury but declined medical treatment.

Stewart was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and an outstanding traffic warrant. His bail was set at $55,000, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Clewett was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the assault, as well as possession of a methamphetamine pipe that was found on her person. She was released on her own recognizance.

Authorities ask anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact sheriff's Detective Robert Rangel at (650) 363-4051 or the anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700.

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