Man arrested after road rage incident off Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office / Michael Wayne Harvey

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrested road rage suspect Michael Wayne Harvey, 42, of Soddy-Daisy at his home shortly before 7 a.m. on Friday.

"Michael Harvey was the suspect in the road rage incident which made the news when the incident was recorded on a person's home security camera," Brad Hartman, the public information officer with the Sheriff's Office, said in a news release.

"On Aug. 22, 2022, Fugitive Detective Jeremy Vandergriff met with members of Harvey's family and they agreed to help with getting Michael to turn himself in," Hartman said. "On Sept. 2, 2022, Michael met with HCSO Fugitive Detective Vandergriff and surrendered himself early this morning. He was transported and booked at Hamilton County jail (Silverdale) without incident."

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Harvey followed a woman and her son to a neighbor's house on Aug. 18, according to a sworn arrest affidavit filed in court by law enforcement. After the woman stopped her vehicle, she noticed Harvey walk to the driver's side of the car and started saying "you cut me off and I know where you live at now," while punching her window several times, according to the affidavit.

Harvey also pointed his finger in the shape of a gun and said "bang bang," according to the affidavit.

The road rage incident started on U.S. Highway 27 and continued onto Mountain Creek Road, and then to Browntown Road. The incident occurred in Chattanooga.

Harvey was caught in the neighbor's surveillance video, and images circulated through social media in hopes of identifying him.

The victim did not immediately respond to Chattanooga Times Free Press requests for comment on Friday, however, she thanked everyone for concern and assistance in a social media post. She shared a photo of Harvey, with the words "confirmed," "arrested" and "in custody" over the image, around 10 a.m.

In another post originally made on Aug. 21, she updated her friends and followers by saying, "My family and I would like to thank everyone for helping 'identify' him."

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Harvey has been charged with one count of assault, one count of vandalism/malicious mischief and one count of disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear before Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Gary Starnes on Nov. 10. No information on bond or his attorney has been released.

Contact La Shawn Pagán at or 423-757-6476. Follow her on Twitter @LaShawnPagan.