Chase and assault case over money comes to closePublished 10:59am Friday, October 18, 2013
A woman accused with another man for chasing and beating up a person who reportedly owed money was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and two years’ supervised probation on Thursday.
Tammy Jean Davenport, 44, of Austin, received a stayed conviction for her charge of third-degree assault with substantial bodily harm. Charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed.
Willister Davenport, 41, previously was sentenced to the same terms and conditions in this case in Mower County Court.
The couple reportedly assaulted a man and tried to take his money on June 1, 2012. The encounter began when the Davenports saw the victim at an Austin Kwik Trip getting money from an ATM. The Davenports chased the victim with their vehicle while the victim was on a bike, the court complaint stated.
The Davenports then reportedly ran the victim off the road and fought with him two times. The first time, a witness came out a nearby house and broke up the fight. However, the second time the victim fell, he caught his foot in his bicycle, according to the complaint. The Davenports reportedly hit the victim in the face, kicked him in the chest and unsuccessfully tried to steal $400 cash from him.
Police later arrested the Davenports at their home.