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Man's truck strikes girlfriend
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A Covington man was arrested early Saturday after allegedly running his girlfriend over with his truck.

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Legion Drive where they found the victim and two witnesses.

The victim was lying on a sofa with a bag of ice on her bruised and scraped knee. She also showed officers a large bruise that stretched from the back of her left knee to her buttocks.

"(She) was in obvious pain and did not do much talking but was able to tell me that her boyfriend, 35-year-old Tommy Brian Hatton, had ran over her with his truck," according to the incident report.

The victim said Hatton fled from her home to that of her ex-husband on Pinecrest Drive and attempted to get help from him, reportedly saying that she (the victim) was "crazy" and had been beating on his truck with a metal pipe. However, the victim had phoned her ex-husband while Hatton was there and told her ex that Hatton had run her over with the truck and she had called authorities, at which point, she said, Hatton fled.

When her ex-husband and another woman came to her home to check on her, they told officers they found the victim on the ground in the backyard of the home. They carried her inside and waited with her until police arrived.

Officers contacted Hatton, who agreed to an interview, and EMS transported the victim to the hospital.

Hatton allegedly told officers that he, the victim and the two witnesses were out drinking and during the course of the night the victim had accused him of cheating. When they returned home the argument escalated, and he took his clothing from the home and went to sit in his truck and "cool down."
He told officers that the victim came outside with a pipe, climbed into the bed of the truck and began beating the truck with the pipe. He reportedly told officers that when she attempted to get into the truck he left. He admitted not being aware of her exact location when he drove off.
Hatton was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.