A 29-year-old Manning man repeatedly rammed a vehicle driven by his ex-girlfriend last week on U.S. Highway 30 near downtown in an attempt to get the woman to stop her vehicle, which had their son inside, according to court records.
Brice Edward Shrimpton faces felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor domestic abuse assault and child endangerment charges for the Sept. 9 incident. Together the charges are punishable by up to nine years in prison.
It happened about 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of U.S. Highway 30 East, near the highway’s intersection with Court Street.
“Shrimpton repeatedly rammed the victim’s vehicle in an effort to get her to stop,” Police Chief Brad Burke said. “There was a 2-year-old child in the victim’s car.”
It’s unclear what sparked the confrontation. Shrimpton was arrested in January for going to the woman’s house in Carroll and threatening another man there with a knife, court records show. That assault charge was later dismissed.
The Sept. 9 incident resulted in about $9,000 worth of damage to the woman’s vehicle. It’s unclear whether the woman or child suffered injury.