Road rage appeared to be the motive in the Wednesday arrest of an Evans man. Robert Joseph Perez, 39, was charged with simple battery for punching a man who was picking his son up from day care.
Perez told police that the man had cut him off in traffic, so he followed him to the Evans day care.
Perez said the man instigated the assault, but witnesses stated that the man tried to avoid Perez.
They said Perez started punching the man and threw his keys in the bushes before leaving.
Perez was released from jail Wednesday on a $1,600 bond.