Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Trial set in Ketchum road-rage case

Suspect accused of firing shots in motorist confrontation


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Leonard A. Roscitto

A 62-year-old Hailey man has pleaded not guilty to firing shots during a confrontation with another motorist last August in Ketchum.

Leonard A. Roscitto entered his plea to a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at arraignment Monday in Blaine County 5th District Court. Judge Robert J. Elgee scheduled a jury trial to begin on March 7.

Roscitto is represented by Hailey attorney Douglas Nelson. He remains free on $15,000 bond.

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Roscitto was charged with the crime following an incident with another motorist in north Ketchum on the morning of Aug. 24.

Ketchum police reported earlier that Roscitto became involved in a "road rage incident" with Hailey resident John Kauder, 51, while the two were northbound on state Highway 75 near East Fork Road. Police reported that the incident continued north through Main Street in Ketchum until both drivers stopped near the intersection of the highway and Clubhouse Drive.

Roscitto allegedly fired two shots with a handgun in the direction of Kauder and then sped away. He was arrested later that morning at an office building in west Ketchum.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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