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Canton Man Indicted in Elderly Driver Beating Incident

Travonce Backie (Canton police)

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The 32-year-old Canton man accused in the violent beating of an elderly Canton Township man in a road rage incident from February has been indicted by a Stark County grand jury.

Among the counts, Travonce Backie is charged with felonious assault with a repeat violent-offender specification.

85-year-old Ralph White was beaten in the head as he sat in his car after the two mens’ vehicles collided on 8th Street NE near Republic Steel in Canton.


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