Hutchens charged after running over man in domestic dispute

March 20, 2014

Carroll County authorities have charged a man with multiple offenses after he allegedly ran over an individual and then tried to run a vehicle off the road in a domestic dispute.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic situation in progress Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Mill Stone Road and Elk Horn Road, Sheriff J.B. Gardner said in a press release. While Deputies were responding to the scene, the caller, Dana Martin, reported to dispatch that she and her husband, John Lephew, had gotten back into their vehicle and were in route to Twin County Hospital after her husband had been run over by a former boyfriend, Chadrick William Hutchens, 34, of Woodlawn.

“While still en route to the hospital, the caller advised that Hutchens was following her and trying to run her vehicle off the road with her husband, her and her two children, (ages) 7 and 5, still inside the car,” Gardner said. “Mrs. Martin made it to Twin County Hospital where Sgt. Cody Edwards met her and took a statement. Other deputies searching the Pipers Gap area for Mr. Hutchen’s pickup located Hutchens on Mallory Road and arrested him.”

Gardner said Hutchens is charged with a felony of maliciously causing bodily injury to John Lephew, misdemeanor assault and battery on John Lephew, misdemeanor assault and battery on Dana Martin, intentionally destroying property belonging to Dana Martin, and reckless driving. Mr. Hutchens was transported to New River Valley Regional Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.