Felony charges were filed Wednesday against a Conway man who caused more than $50,000 in damages while also injuring his wife and 13-year-old son during a road rage incident along Donaghey Avenue on Sunday.
Online records show that 33-year-old Curtis Taylor is charged with criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death and three counts of aggravated assault.
The Conway Police Department was alerted around 3:30 p.m. Sunday of the incident. After arriving on scene, responding officers were met by an overturned vehicle that was pushed into another truck at 1116 Donaghey Ave. Officers also reported extensive damages to the Donaghey Avenue residence.
"The porch on 1116 Donaghey Ave. was destroyed; the concrete steps, wooden wheelchair ramp, and support for the porch roof were demolished," the incident report reads. "A silver SUV had significant damage and so did a white truck in front of it. There was a black female on the sidewalk who was in pain. A juvenile black male was a short distance away and looked like he was bleeding from the mouth."
Witnesses on scene informed authorities the driver of the truck, later identified as Taylor, "purposefully hit the female in her vehicle then ran off."
The 41-year-old woman found lying on the sidewalk was taken by ambulance to the Conway Regional Medical Center and her 13-year-old son was taken by ambulance to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Family members were called to the scene and picked up the woman's 12-year-old daughter, who was also in the vehicle when Taylor allegedly ran the victim and the two children off the road with his truck.
According to witness statements, Taylor, who was driving a white Ford F-150, intentionally struck the silver GMC Yukon driven by the victim.
According to the incident report, vehicles belonging to the homeowner of the 1116 Donaghey Ave. and the home itself were also damaged as the suspect vehicle and the victim's Yukon slid into it.
"The front porch had been pushed off of its support and had been pushed into the residence," according to the probable cause affidavit. "When this happened, it damaged the siding of the house, and a nearby window. There was also a wheel chair ramp nearby. It had been completely destroyed."
Court documents filed against Taylor also state that a gas line located at the home across the street from the aforementioned Donaghey Avenue residence was also damaged Sunday.
"The house directly to the north of 1116 Donaghey had a gas [line] out front," the affidavit reads. "It had been struck, torn from the ground and destroyed. The gas line was secured by the fire department. Further north, a fire hydrant had been struck. It had been completely torn out of the ground and was lying on its side. [A Conway officer] noticed that a piece of the Yukon's bumper was attached to it."
Authorities spoke with the 41-year-old victim as she received treatment in the emergency room.
The woman told authorities Taylor was her husband and that he was upset with her because she was leaving him, noting the two had been arguing via text prior to the road rage incident.
In her statement, the woman told police that "Curtis was trying to get her to come home" and told her "there was a female at their house."
The victim said she went by her home to tell the alleged woman to leave and was met by her husband's sister. She continued arguing with Taylor before leaving. When she left the residence, she told authorities Taylor jumped into his truck and began chasing after her. When Taylor caught up to the victim, he rammed his truck into her SUV twice, the second time cause her to lose control and pushed her off the roadway and into the Donaghey Avenue residence.
Current estimates show the crash caused at least $54,000 in damages.
According to online records, Taylor was formally charged Wednesday and booked into the county jail regarding the aforementioned charges at 1:25 p.m. Monday.
As of press time Thursday, a court date had not yet been set in Taylor's case.