Over $1-million has been awarded to the victim of a road rage incident that took place in Rutherford County three years ago. According to the Daily News Journal on Wednesday, Tony Lynch was awarded the money in Chancery Court earlier this week.
Defendant Matt Garrett, who was convicted of reckless aggravated assault in 2009, allegedly punched Lynch after a road rage incident. Garrett, who is a body builder, claimed that he punched Lynch in self defense because he thought Lynch had a gun. At the time of the incident, Garrett was working as a bail bondsman.
After the assault, Lynch was permanently disabled and left unable to drive, according to his attorney’s. In 2009 Billy Lynch, the father of the victim found his son Tony unconscious in a Murfreesboro hospital.
(Pictured: Matt Garrett)