A man has been indicted on a battery of charges for allegedly striking his girlfriend and nearly throwing her young daughter onto the road when he sped away in anger as she was trying to remove the child from his car.
The defendant, Keyvin Lanier Glass, 26, has been indicted on charges of reckless endangerment, evading arrest, domestic assault, vandalism and fourth-offense driving on a revoked license. He will be arraigned later this month on the mixture of felony and misdemeanor counts.
His charges come after he allegedly struck his girlfriend several times in the head with his fists during an argument. The woman was sitting next to her 5-year-old daughter who was struck during the attack either by Glass’ fists or by her mother’s head being knocked into her face.
Later in the day, after the assault, the victim said she demanded to be let out of her car after Glass began driving the vehicle recklessly.
“I was attempting to unbuckle my daughter from the seatbelt when he sped away at a high rate of speed almost pulling my child out onto the roadway,” the victim said to the judicial commissioner in swearing out the warrant against her boyfriend.
It was at that point, McMinnville police officer Aaron Roberts fell in behind the suspect’s vehicle near an off-ramp on Highway 55.
“He sped past two vehicles on a double yellow line at a high rate of speed,” Roberts recalled after trying to pull him over. “He entered a private driveway on Vervilla Road and jumped from the vehicle trying to evade capture.”
Glass was caught by police. It was then discovered he had been caught in three different counties in less than a year while driving on a revoked license.
The angry suspect reportedly kicked the rear door of the patrol car while in transit to jail causing an estimated $500 in damage.