2 Men Accused of Attacking Greene County Supervisor on Highway
GREENE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -
Two men are out of jail after a Greene County supervisor claims they attacked him.
Supervisor Eddie Deane says a father and his son ran him off a busy highway, and that he was hit multiple times before finally getting away.
Deane says he was attacked on the Route 33 Bypass in Stanardsville around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. He says he was followed by a truck driven by Travis Harris. Deane says Travis and his father Thomas Harris blocked him with their vehicles. He also says Travis threatened to kill Deane while his father and mother - who was in the car with his father - shouted unspecified accusations and cursed at him.
Deane goes on to say Thomas Harris hit him in the eye and as he rose up from falling over was hit again. Deane tried to reverse his car when he was hit a third time.
The criminal complaint details how Deane lost control of his Ford Excursion and ended up across the median in westbound traffic.
Court records show Travis Harris is facing one count of abduction. Thomas Harris is facing that same charge and another one for assault and battery. Travis’ mother is not facing any charges.
Deane got away and went to the Sheriff's Office where he was checked out by medical crews and taken to an emergency room. The complaint says Deane has cuts on his face.
Now, Thomas and Travis Harris are out of jail on bond. NBC29 did reach out to both of them, but neither wanted to comment. Both will have a preliminary hearing January 8.
Calls to Deane have not been returned.
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