Tell that to last week's road rage victim who was laid out on the pavement by Demont Forte after he rammed her car on I-85 and followed her onto Beatties Ford Road.
Forte, the suspect in that attack is so well known to CMPD that they wasted no time in locating and arresting him.
The CMPD police report indicates that the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The video shows the assault victim driving a silver vehicle down I-85 with a white car following close behind. Both drivers weave in and out of traffic before exiting the highway.
The drivers then pull off into an Exxon gas station parking lot at 2519 Beatties Ford Road. Demont Forte the man driving the white vehicle exits his car as does the woman who seems to be asking why are you doing this?, as Forte rears back and clobbers her with a closed fist hitting the woman in the face knocking her to the ground. The force of the blow so severe that it literally knocked her out of her shoes.
But the CMPD report writes the entire terrifying event up as just a minor altercation all misdemeanors.
Forte was taken into custody that day. He was released from jail about 14 hours later. He’s facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon (car), assault on a female and hit-and-run.
Forte is no stranger to CMPD as he has been involved in cases where women were harmed before. According to CMPD, he was arrested for murder in April 1992 for which he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to probation.
His criminal history continued after that with several drug arrests and then in 2005 he was convicted under the state's habitual felon law and sentenced to 6-8 years. He was released from prison in 2011.
But his life of crime didn't stop once he returned to Charlotte.
In 2017, Forte was arrested following a SWAT standoff. At the time, he was wanted on outstanding warrants for felony breaking and entering, assault and communicating threats. He refused to come out of his house and SWAT had to force their way inside, eventually taking him into custody. Those charges were dismissed.
In May of 2019 he was arrested again on drug and weapons charges:
Misdemeanor- Carrying Concealed Gun
Misdemeanor - Possession Drug Paraphernalia
Felony - Possession Stolen Firearm
Felony - Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute Methamphetamine
Felony - Possession with intent to sell or distribute Cocaine
Felony - Possession Firearm By Felon
The case had been postponed due to COVID-19.
But while out on a minimal bail Forte continued his crime spree.
He was arrested in January 2020 for assault on a female, false imprisonment and fleeing to elude arrest. He was later arrested in September 2020 and once again charged with assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury.
For some reason Mecklenburg County DA Merriweather refuses to seek to have Forte's bail revoked.
And now this attack on another woman.
The 2019 charges are on the docket for next Monday Mecklenburg Superior Courtroom 5310.
Forte will be represented by Denzil Forrester. The people (that's us taxpayers) will be represented by the DA's habitual felon team.
But it is doubtful the ultra liberal Judge Bell has the scones to hold Forte over for trial and revoke his bail and the DA's team is made up of 3 first year rookie criminal lawyers. Four CMPD Officers are on the docket as well.
This is the normal Charlie Foxtrot that is Spencer Merriweather.