ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – The Fort Knox sergeant who was charged in a road rage incident will not be indicted by a grand jury.
Both sides of the case concerning Kai Waters, 33, were presented in a Hardin County courtroom Thursday.
Waters was charged in February after she said she stabbed another woman in the leg. The interaction was all caught on surveillance video from the gas station where the altercation took place.
“I’d have been surprised if she was indicted once the grand jury saw the video,” Waters’ attorney, Jeremy Aldridge, told WAVE 3 News on Thursday. “Once the grand jury (saw) everything, I felt pretty confident that they would come back with a no-true bill.”
Waters had a knife in her car that she had been given as an honor from her Army co-workers. Waters said she was harassed by the woman on the road and was then followed into the gas station parking lot. The video appears to show the 58-year-old woman approach Waters’ car. Waters said the woman then began punching her.
Waters said she grabbed the knife and jabbed the woman in the leg in self-defense. After the woman was stabbed, she’s seen in the video continuing to go after Waters as the two appear to be going back and forth.
Waters was originally charged with a Class C felony, punishable by 5-to-10 years in the state penitentiary.
Aldridge said Waters still will have to clear a military review, but he also said they’re considering other steps regarding the woman who attacked his client.
“We’re gonna try and see that the lady that attacked her is actually prosecuted and charges are brought against her,” he said. “As far as a civil suit ... we’re not closing that door. That may be something we proceed with.”