Ex-Radio Host Faces A Charge Of Assault
December 24, 2008 at 5:14 AM (PT)
Former radio personality TROY NEFF has been charged with assault for his role in a road-rage incident earlier this month, reports THE TOLEDO BLADE. NEFF, 40, faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of the first-degree misdemeanor, which was filed MONDAY afternoon in PERRYSBURG Municipal Court. The case is scheduled for arraignment JANUARY 2nd.
"Further investigation led us to the conclusion that he should be charged with assault as a willing participant in this altercation," said Sgt. MARK HETRICK, a PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP detective.
NEFF had said previously he might be charged with something for the fight and wasn't surprised. "I've already hired an attorney and will fight the charge," he said yesterday.
NEFF was stabbed in the shoulder, arm, and hand during the road-rage fight that occurred in PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP on DECEMBER 10th. JEFFREY HARDEMAN, 42, has been charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence. NEFF and HARDEMAN got into a fight after HARDEMAN cut off NEFF. Words were exchanged, the men got out of their cars, and they fought.
Since the incident, NEFF's radio show on CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WCWA-A/TOLEDO, was taken off the air and his column in the TOLEDO FREE PRESS was canceled.