Man Charged with Agg. Battery after Running Wife Off the Road
BROOKSVILLE – On Friday, a domestic dispute between a husband and wife turned violent, after a man forced his wife off the road with his vehicle.
According to officials, 33-year-old Walter Jesse Moore was chasing his wife Jodiann, who was driving a Ford Taurus along Cortez Blvd, when he struck her vehicle with his Dodge Minivan.
According to Jordiann, she made several loops from Cortez Blvd to Horse Lake Blvd and back up Wiscon Road, in an attempt to lose her husband. Once they reached the area of Cortez Blvd and Colorado Street, Jordiann says her husband began yelling at her, swerved and then struck her vehicle. The impact caused Jordiann to lose control and spin out – finally coming to rest on the median, after striking a street sign. Jordiann says her husband fled the scene and did not check to see if she was injured.
Deputy Steve George was on patrol in the area and noticed Jordiann sitting on the median. Dep. George says she attempted to pull away, so he conducted a traffic stop, believing that she may be leaving the scene of an accident.
While Dep. George was investigating the incident, Walter returned to the scene in a different vehicle driven by his father. During an interview, Walter explained that he and his wife were fighting over DCF issues and that’s what led to the altercation. Walter admitted to bumping her vehicle, but says it was an accident, because he was driving too close trying to talk to her through the window.
When asked why he didn’t stop after she spun out, Walter said he didn’t want to get in trouble for anything.
The report does not state whether Jordiann attempted to call 911 during the incident.
Walter Moore was taken into custody and charged with Aggravates Battery with a Deadly Weapon. He is currently free on a $25,000 bond.
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