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Man drives into patrol car after threatening to shoot wife

March 26, 2020 GMT

BONHAM, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man threatening to shoot his wife drove into a patrol car, authorities said.

Richard Nicholas Head was charged last Thursday on a dozen charges including, aggravated assault and fleeing police, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to an incident report by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, Head drove around his wife’s car to hit the patrol car responding to his wife’s 911 call before fleeing the scene.

He was caught by another deputy after a brief chase, the report said.

Head’s wife told authorities the pair got into an argument where he threatened to shoot her if she stopped her car at any of her friends’ homes.

During the altercation, the pair pulled over separately in a church parking lot where Head punched her car window when she refused to roll them down, she said.

When she began to drive away, Head hit her vehicle head-on and threatened to shoot her, the report added.

Head was booked into a county jail after his arrest. His bond information was not immediately available.

The Georgia State Patrol has been requested to investigate the crashes involving the deputies.