HOLMES COUNTY – A Chipley man is facing aggravated battery charges after law enforcement officers say he intentionally caused his ex-girlfriend to wreck her truck.
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded Thursday, July 27, to a call from a concerned citizen who reported that a white Chevy S-10 was chasing a small maroon truck down Highway 2 in the area of Millers Crossroads.
Several deputies in the area began searching for the vehicles and located them at the intersection of Will Lee Road and Highway 160 after both trucks had wrecked.
HCSO reports an investigation determined that due to evidence of paint transfer on the vehicles and reported statements, the driver of the S-10, identified as Thomas Fowler, of Chipley, rammed the maroon truck, driven by Patricia Montgomery, causing her to lose control and flip several times.
HCSO reports Montgomery sustained minor injuries.
Fowler was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a motor vehicle and careless driving.
Holmes County Sheriff John Tate thanked the concerned citizens.
“Thank you to the vigilant citizens for reporting this incident," Tate said. "This is another great example of the community and law enforcement working together.”