Second suspect arrested in road rage incident

By on November 23, 2022

(Kill Devil Hills Police)

Jesse A. Mesaros and Victor E. Haynes.

Update: Kill Devil Hills Police have confirmed that Jesse A. Mesaros, the other man wanted in connection with the road rage assault on Nov. 13, did return to the Outer Banks, turned himself in, and was arrested on Nov. 28. More details when they become available.


Kill Devil Hills Police reported on Nov. 23 that they have arrested and charged Victor E. Haynes, 27, of Kill Devil Hills, in connection with an assault incident from earlier this month. On Sunday, November 13, at around 8:15 p.m. a 37-year-old local man reported being run off the road by a black Dodge pickup in the area of Martin Street in Kill Devil Hills. The driver of the Dodge and his passenger then followed the victim to the Dare Centre and assaulted him.

The investigation determined one of the occupants of the Dodge was Jesse A. Mesaros, 22, and warrants were obtained for his arrest. Mr. Mesaros is out of state but has been in touch with investigators by phone and indicated he will turn himself in once he returns. Today, the other occupant, Mr. Haynes, came forward and has been charged as well.

Both men are charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation. The Department received a number of tips and believe intense public pressure on these individuals contributed to their peaceful surrender.






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  • Glenn

    Now the assigned prosecutor has got to work with investigators to present a solid case in court & ensure these two bullies get a stiff incarceration & huge fine…one that will leave no doubt in their minds that this was an immature, abusive act…one that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

    Wednesday, Nov 23 @ 6:43 pm
  • ElGuapo

    You’ve done it OBV! You cracked the case! Now how about the secret shooting in Point Harbor?

    Thursday, Nov 24 @ 1:58 am
  • Human Utensil for the Rich

    White Punks on Dope
    Strong, Aggressive, Adult Male supervision in a gated community is their future…………….

    Thursday, Nov 24 @ 5:53 am
  • Just saying

    Another reason more people need to have concealed carry permit! I can honestly say if it was me on the end of these knuckle heads rampage things would have ended a lot differently. Punks

    Thursday, Nov 24 @ 10:45 am
  • Jeremy

    Totally normal lookin dudes?

    Thursday, Nov 24 @ 11:42 am
  • thomas

    Just Saying they are punks no doubt about it and they should be punished, but I am not sure this crime warrants the death penalty as you imply. This country needs to get over it’s fetish with guns. Our children are being slaughtered and you can’t even go to Walmart anymore without fear of being gunned down. What about my right not to have guns? What about my rights to live in a civilized society free of guns? We are the only country on Earth that allows such utter nonsense and it is 100% at the feet at Republicans who care less about children’s safety than someone’s so called right to buy an AR15 assault weapon with 500 rounds designed for the battlefield. And please don’t give me your “sympathies go out to families bullsh*t”.

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 8:00 am
  • resident

    Just Saying. you condemn violence but then you condone it, That is not logical. Has anyone thought maybe there are more details and legally, you are innocent until proven guilty?

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 1:38 pm
  • Excuse you?

    Thomas, the very vast majority of all gun violence is done by those who haven’t legally obtained the weapon. Getting rid of guns doesn’t stop violence, look at London where robbers have been spraying acid on peoples face or gasoline and lighting them on fire. They are also using knives. Your rational is not rational. We need to stop letting criminals off on zero bail and punishing them with real jail time. Said jails don’t need internet, gyms and other amenities, people need to pay the price for their crime.

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 4:32 pm
  • Mike Raphone

    Hey, Thomas? You have every right not to own guns. You want a civilized society free of guns? England is your place.
    We are NOT the only country on Earth who allows this “utter nonsense” as you put it. I won’t go into the countries that practically issue you a so-called “assault weapon” because you are a citizen there. Do some research. Educate yourself. You can do better than regurgitate what you hear on TV.

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 5:14 pm
  • Walter

    600 mass shootings so far this year and counting. 40,000 deaths from guns and counting. England had 162. Ireland had 29 and on and one. It is a waste of time to even discuss the issue intelligently. The last 10 mass shootings were all done with legally obtained weapons. Just pray you, your children, a friend, or your family is not next because your fellow countrymen and children are being mowed down in church, school, the market, the workplace or just sitting on the front porch all so you can have you cherished gun that you so dearly love. Explain it to Saint Peter when you get to the gate and see if he buys your story because I don’t buy it for one second.

    Friday, Nov 25 @ 8:55 pm
  • Sandflea

    Just saying;
    You seem like a real tough guy with your guns. Since you obviously didn’t think this through, let me help you.
    You do know that most guns used in self defense are used against the owner, don’t you? Someone who is going to mug or rob you isn’t going to give you notice placing you at a significant disadvantage; especially if there are two of them.
    If you do end up shooting one or both of them, you just opened up a can of krap you’re probably not prepared to deal with. You could be investigated for 1st or 2nd degree murder, manslaughter, etc. You could be looking at a significant amount of jail time; possibly life. Add to that, you have to look at the fact you just shot one or two people. What if you paralyzed one or both? They or their families would own your house plus potentially a lot more.
    My personal opinion is that if two guys jumped you from behind and noticing you have a gun would not end up very well for you.

    Saturday, Nov 26 @ 7:35 am
  • Sean Mulligan

    He should not have gotten out of his car and driven to a police station and this would have averted the whole situation.Having a gun certainly is not the answer because they might have had guns as well.

    Saturday, Nov 26 @ 8:05 am
  • Freenusa

    Resident, Just saying, was not condoning violence, he was promoting self-defense. I am sorry you do not know the difference. And thomas, the violent criminals will always find a weapon. It is not the gun, it is the mentally ill, deranged, addicted ect, person committing these violent crimes, not the law o biding citizen that owns a gun.

    Saturday, Nov 26 @ 8:08 am
  • NH Resident

    According to mobile patrol J Mesaros was arrested yesterday at 9:53am and released at 10:57 am. Any more detail on this story?

    Tuesday, Nov 29 @ 10:20 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Thanks, we will check.

    Tuesday, Nov 29 @ 10:52 am
  • resident

    Yes. j. Mesaros turned himself in on November 28 and was arrested. Now the judicial system will resolve this incident.

    Tuesday, Nov 29 @ 4:03 pm
  • Justin

    Walter, it’s ok, it’s safe to come outside. Don’t be afraid. Unless you’re in a gang, the odds of dying from gun violence are less than dying in an auto accident. Did that just blow your mind? Smh

    Wednesday, Nov 30 @ 5:56 am
  • Jackie Harris

    In this case I HOPE that the DA will not take a Plea Deal and ask for the maximum sentence!. Yes some make say that is not right but This type of Behavior has to be STOPPED before someone get’s KILLED!. I Vol. to sit on the Jury!

    Wednesday, Nov 30 @ 8:41 am