A man was given 30 days in jail after he terrorized his girlfriend on the road and then was caught with a loaded shotgun in his car despite being under an order of protection.
The man, Michael Christopher Reagan, 31, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of domestic assault, carrying a weapon while being under an order of protection, driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must forfeit his driver license for a year, undergo a mental health evaluation, and pay $561.
The charges against Reagan came after he started texting the victim, sending her more than 50 texts, prompting her to tell him to stop texting her. The woman told him she was going to her mother’s house and asked him to leave her alone. However, as she was driving to her mother’s house, she spotted Reagan in her rearview mirror. He then called her, telling her he wanted to talk. She refused.
“He told her to pull over or he was going to ram her off the road,” said McMinnville policewoman Rachel Nichols, noting the woman hung up and began driving toward the police station and had reached Mountain Street. “He drove past her on the left side, the wrong way against traffic, and pulled in front of her and suddenly stopped.”
The woman stopped and made a U-turn to get away. She told police she then looked into her rearview mirror and saw Reagan driving off the road and into Mt. View Cemetery where he hit two tombstones. She called 911 at that point.
Already facing the charges from that incident which happened in May, Reagan was pulled over in July for a registration violation. That was when police found a loaded pump-action shotgun in his vehicle along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. The stop added to the list of charges against him since persons who are under an order of protection are prohibited from possessing or owning a firearm.