Man allegedly runs over fiancé
By Patrick Yost
An Eatonton man was charged Sunday after he allegedly ran over his fiancé.
According to Senior Trooper Brad Walker, Charleson Mixon Crowe III, 30, was arrested at his grandparents’ house early Sunday morning without incident and charged with DUI, hit and run, serious injury by vehicle, striking an unattended vehicle and failure to report an accident.
Walker said the charges stem from a 3:30 a.m. incident at “Moon's Landing,” a secluded area off Apalachee Woods Trail in Morgan County. Walker said an investigation alleged that Crowe and 22–year–old Mallory Huff were in Crowe's 1998 Ford Ranger during a bonfire party when an argument erupted. Walker said Huff exited the vehicle and stood in front of the Ranger as Crowe attempted to leave the party. The investigation alleges that Crowe backed the pickup truck approximately 15 feet through the bonfire and then struck two picnic tables.
Huff allegedly stood in front of the vehicle with her hands on the hood. Walker said Crowe then accelerated the Ranger and struck Huff and ran over her with both the right front tire and right rear tire. Walker said Crowe then side–swiped a Jeep parked at the camp site and drove away.
Huff suffered fractured vertebrae, heart contusions, a burn on her right shoulder and had tire marks on her toes and legs, Walker said.
She was transported from the remote site to the Swords Boat Landing where she was then air–lifted to the Atlanta Medical Center where she is in the intensive care unit, Walker said.
Walker said there were 11 witnesses to the incident. "There's no doubt what happened," he said.
The trooper said the argument apparently stemmed from Crowe alleging that someone at the party had stolen his wallet.
Printed in the September 20, 2012 edition