A Vinewood Road resident has been bound to the grand jury on multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife and then ran from the law.
The suspect, Jeffery Bryan Womack, 38, was bound to the grand jury by Judge Bill Locke following a preliminary hearing on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, evading arrest by vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Womack waived his right to a hearing on the charge of domestic assault and was also bound on that charge. He was further ordered to serve 10 days on the charge of violating a bond condition. He is being held at Warren County Jail under $92,500 bond after his former bondsman was released from his bail by the court.
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, noting it was shortly thereafter he attacked her.
“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.
His 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.