A man who beat his wife while she was behind the wheel of a car driving them down the road has been sentenced to two months in jail.
The husband, Travis Davenport, 25, was directed to serve 60 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence to charges of domestic assault and reckless endangerment. He has also been directed to enter the batterer program and was warned not to have contact with the victim.
The victim said she was struck while she was paying attention to the road.
“He hit me in the face while I was driving on North Chancery Street,” Davenport’s wife swore on the warrants against him. “It caused me to swerve into the turn lane and apply the brakes.”
She told the judicial commissioner in getting the warrant against her husband the assault came after three days of arguing between the couple. The arguing got to the point where she said she stayed at a female friend’s house the night before and received threatening messages from her husband.
She said the assault happened when she picked him up from work the next day.
“I drove him to Walmart where he attempted to take my car keys,” she recalled, noting that after the assault she drove home, grabbed her bag and walked to a stop sign where she called 911 to report the assault.