By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A 21-year-old Atmore man was arrested on numerous charges, including reckless disregard for the health and safety of others, after he repeatedly rammed his vehicle several times into a car that was driven by his girlfriend and in which two juveniles were passengers.
It didn’t take long for police to solve the case, since the suspect’s vehicle made contact with the woman’s car when she pulled into the Atmore Police Department headquarters parking lot just as several officers were leaving to resume patrol.
According to APD reports, officers were heading out the back of the building, which faces Ridgeley Street, around 1 a.m. when they heard “screeching tires and possibly a collision” from two vehicles, one of which was apparently chasing the other.
The driver of one vehicle, Davion Matthews, was detained as officers talked with his girlfriend, who was driving the vehicle that was being chased. Police were able to determine that Matthews and his girlfriend had been arguing, and she drove away. She told police Matthews pursued her and “rammed her vehicle several times attempting to get her to stop.”
Officers searched the man’s vehicle and found an MDMA tablet (street name Ecstasy or Molly) and unspecified drug paraphernalia.
Matthews was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on three counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and domestic violence (second-degree criminal mischief).
He remained in the county jail late Monday, November 28.