GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (KXAN) — A man accused of pushing his girlfriend out of a moving car has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, an animal control officer saw a car being driven with its passenger door open on North Forest Drive in Granite Shoals, a town on the north shore of Lake LBJ in Burnet County.
Inside the car, the officer saw a woman laying down on the passenger seat, as the car drove off with the door open.
The animal control officer contacted police and followed the car, which then stopped as the man and woman exited the car and got into a “verbal altercation” before taking off again, Granite Shoals police said.
A police sergeant arrived and pulled the car over in the 2000 block of North Phillips Ranch Road, near Farm to Market 1431.
The woman now driving the car appeared to have minor injuries. Police determined she had been assaulted while inside the car and also had “road rash” type injuries.
She told the sergeant she had been pushed from the car while it was moving, and that her boyfriend continued to drive as she hung onto the door to avoid going under the car.
After telling police she had dropped off her boyfriend at an address in Granite Shoals and was trying to get away from him, another officer found 26-year-old Justin Cody Tollison and detained him.
According to police, Tollison admitted to what happened in the vehicle. He was taken to the Burnet County Jail with bond set at $40,000.