On the morning of July 16, Jeanneie Muhammad was driving on Colvin Avenue near Sanders Road in North Buffalo when she was aggressively bumped into the car in front of her.
She got out of her vehicle as did the driver of the other car, when 62 white male Jeffrey Calhoun, attacked her.
Prosecutors say that Calhoun then grabbed Muhammad, bit her and displayed a handgun, some of which was captured on a cellphone video by a bystander. Calhoun, also called Muhammad, a racial slur.
Tuesday morning, a grand jury indicted Calhoun on two felony charges as hate crimes – unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime and menacing as a hate crime. He was also indicted on a felony count of impersonating a police officer and a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault.
He pleaded not guilty and remained released on $75,000 bail.