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Running from law, wife assault, cost Womack
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A man who ran from the law after beating up his wife has been sentenced to 120 days in jail.
The defendant, Jeffery Bryan Womack, 38, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of domestic assault and evading arrest. He was directed to serve 120 days of a two-year sentence and must undergo a drug and alcohol assessment and attend the batterer intervention program.
Womack was arrested after police responded to the apartment where he and his wife lived to investigate calls of a woman going door to door trying to get help. When police arrived, they found his wife bleeding.
“The victim stated she and her husband had been arguing because she saw on his phone where he had been looking at dating sites,” said McMinnville police officer Cory Floyd in his warrant against Womack.
“She stated that she went into the bathroom and he came in and grabbed her by the throat and threw her down next to the toilet causing her to hit her left eye on the toilet paper holder.”
Floyd said the woman had an inch-long gash on her head.
Addition charges were brought against Womack after a 410-gauge shotgun was found under his bed. He is not allowed to possess a firearm because he is a convicted felon. He admitted to owning the gun. He must forfeit the weapon as part of his plea bargain.
The charges escalated a short time later for a separate incident that happened again at Green Acres Apartments days after the domestic assault charge was filed.
Officer Floyd said he came upon Womack in a gray Nissan exiting the apartment parking lot at a high rate of speed. He tried to stop the speeding sedan but Womack accelerated. He lost control of his car on Greenland Drive when he struck large rocks in front of Town’s Edge Apartments. He backed off the rocks but was caught a short time later on Underwood Drive.