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Missouri fugitive hits girlfriend with car
Man arrested at motel after fleeing scene
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A man who allegedly struck his female companion with a vehicle before fleeing the Midnight Express on foot Saturday night was later found to be a fugitive from Missouri.Tim Melvin Hickman, 35, was charged with evading arrest and being a fugitive from justice when deputies located him in his room at the Bridgeway Motel and arrested him later that evening.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Hickman has an active warrant from the St. Francis County, Missouri sheriff's office for driving on a revoked/suspended license.He will be extradited to Missouri to face the charges. Ray said a deputy dispatched to the Midnight Express to break up a fight was told that a man had hit his girlfriend with a vehicle and was running into the woods.The deputy reportedly ordered the man to stop, but the suspect ran away into a wooded area.Officers learned that Hickman was at the Bridgeway Motel and apprehended him there.The unidentified woman was not seriously hurt in the incident.Sheriff Ray said the Tennessee Highway Patrol has also filed charges against Hickman.His bond is set at $55,000, and he will appear in court on Nov. 1.Meanwhile, Tara Jane Atnip Summers, 34, was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest on Oct. 23.Ray said a deputy was dispatched to investigate reports of a possible domestic disturbance between Summers and a family member at an Allen's Ferry Road residence.According to the sheriff, a family member had ordered Summers to leave the home but she refused.When Summers came out of the home to speak to the deputy, she was allegedly very belligerent and refused to obey any of the officer's commands.The deputy reportedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Summers’ person, and her speech was allegedly slurred.Summers reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol. Ray said that she was asked to calm down several times, but refused.The sheriff said that due to her actions, her level of intoxication, and the fact that she was not wanted at the residence, Summers was placed under arrest.As the deputy was trying to handcuff her, Summers reportedly began pulling away, telling the officer that she was not going to jail.The officer had to use force to handcuff Summers and place her in the patrol car.Her bond is set at $3,500, and she will be in court Nov. 15.Craig Lamar Waters, 29, of Gordonsville was charged with the unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon on Oct. 26.Ray said a sheriff's department drug detective stopped Waters’ truck on New Home Road with metal beams protruding five to six feet from the rear of the vehicle.When the detective asked Waters if he had any drugs or weapons in the vehicle.