A felony arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Michael Peter Oneill Jr., 32, of Ripon on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, along with enhancements associated with road rage.
The incident occurred Oct. 4 about 4 p.m. during heavy traffic, Modesto police said in a news release Friday.
Police say Oneill chased the victim at high speed through residential streets in northwest Modesto, placing the victim and public in danger. Oneill was driving a four-door 2012 Jeep Rubicon.
Oneill is aware of the outstanding arrest warrant and is avoiding arrest, according to the news release from police Sgt. Ivan Valencia.
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Investigators are seeking the public’s help to find Oneill. The release says he is an admitted gang member and “has been identified as a close associate of Praveen Singh.”
Singh was arrested Nov. 27 and has been charged with attempted shooting of an occupied home, soliciting the commission of a shooting at an inhabited home and soliciting the commission of a robbery. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding Oneill or Singh to contact Detective Jon Evers at (209) 652-1995 or call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with the message.