After boyfriend breaks off relationship, Athens woman hits him with car


Montrel Terryon Johnson

By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman was arrested early Monday after she reportedly struck her boyfriend intentionally with her car, then tried to strike him a second time.

She and the victim ended their five-year relationship prior to the incident, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

The report notes that officers responded soon before 2 a.m. to the Shell gas station on Tallassee Road to investigate a report of an altercation outside the station.

Upon arrival, officer saw 23-year-old Montrel Terryon Johnson fighting with Demendric Hughes, 20, of Elberton, the report noted.

After separating the pair, officers interviewed them separately and reviewed surveillance camera footage, according to the report, which led officers to conclude that Hughes lived with at Johnson at her home at Rolling Ridge Apartments, and after an argument about a house key they decided to end their relationship and Hughes left with the house key and, allegedly, Johnson’s phone and went to the Shell station with his belongings to wait to be picked up by a cousin with whom he planned to spend the night.

Surveillance camera footage showed that Johnson then arrived at the station in her car, and an argument ensued in which Hughes threw the house key at Johnson’s vehicle, at which time the woman struck Hughes’ knees with her car, according to the police report, which noted that as Hughes walked away, Johnson attempted to strike him again.

When an officer asked Johnson what happened, she reportedly said the car rolled and struck Hughes when her foot slipped off the brake pedal, but the report noted that she later admitted that she intentionally tried hitting her ex with the car,

Johnson was arrested and charged with family violence aggravated assault, and as of noon Monday she was being detained without bail at the Athens-Clarke County jail.

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