FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly chasing and ramming his truck into his ex-girlfriend's truck.
Deputies were called to the intersection of N.M. Highway 516 and County Road 350 in Flora Vista after receiving reports of a red GMC truck chasing a Ford truck, according to a press release from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
Stephen Freeman, 52, was pulled over and detained without incident. Deputies later identified the driver of the Ford truck as Freeman's ex-girlfriend, Patricia Moore, 43, of Farmington.
Freeman had been completing repair work at Moore's house earlier in the day when he began acting oddly, police said. According to the press release, Moore suspected Freeman was using drugs and asked him to leave, but when Moore and three juvenile family members attempted to leave the residence a short time later, Freeman sped down the road and attempted to block the driveway.
Moore maneuvered around Freeman's truck when he started the chase and attempted to force her off the road, the release stated.
Moore and her passengers told police that Freeman rammed into their truck twice from behind while attempting to force them off the road.
Freeman denied the allegations. Deputies found fresh paint and damage to both vehicles, and Freeman was arrested and booked into the San Juan County Detention Center.
He is charged with aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, abuse of a child and reckless driving. His bond was set at $100,000.