Crime

He fired gun, punched pregnant girlfriend and veered truck off road, Garrard police say

Christopher Fleming
Christopher Fleming Lincoln County Detention Center

A man accused of punching his pregnant girlfriend, holding a gun next to her and threatening to kill her has been charged with assault and wanton endangerment, according to the Garrard County Police Department.

Christopher Fleming, 43, is facing seven charges, including fourth-degree assault, second-degree wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and leaving the scene of an accident, according to court documents.

Fleming’s pregnant girlfriend was driving on Cartersville Road Friday night when he allegedly hit her, fired shots out the window and threatened her life, according to the police department. He then reportedly reached over to jerk the wheel of the white Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving, sending them down a 30-foot embankment and seriously damaging the vehicle, police say.

When his girlfriend got out of the Tahoe and ran from him, Fleming allegedly fired two additional shots before running from the scene, according to police. Garrard County police officer Brad Caldwell caught up to Fleming on Causey Lane, about half a mile from the wreck, and arrested him at gun point.

Fleming reportedly admitted to investigators that he had seven beers prior to the incident, the Garrard County Police Department said in a release on Facebook.

Fleming is being held in the Lincoln County jail with bond set at $50,000, according to the jail’s website.

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