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Investigators arrest man accused of rear-ending van, assaulting female driver

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Albert Reese (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Albert Reese (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
(Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Richland County sheriff's investigators have arrested a man they believe rear-ended a car and then assaulted the driver when she tried to take photos of the accident scene.

A Crimestoppers tip led deputies to 63-year-old Albert Reese at his Lower Richland Boulevard home Thursday morning where he was arrested.

Investigators foundReese's van parked behind his house under a tarp. 

Authorities say Reese was driving an older wood-panel Plymouth Voyager that rear-ended another car at the Bluff Road and Blair Street intersection around 1 p.m. on March 3.

Investigators say Reese then hopped out of his van and yelled at the driver of the other car to not call police while he peeled up his South Carolina license tag.

Officials say when the other driver got out of her car and pulled out her phone to snap a few photos, Reese yelled more and even assaulted her.

The victim was able to snap at least one photo of Reese as he was retreating to his van. That photo and subsequent media coverage led to a tip resulting in the arrest.

Reese was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on an assault charge. The South Carolina Highway Patrol plans to serve him with additional charges, Sheriff Leon Lott said.

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