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Man accused of attempting to ram woman with SUV

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Police still seeking suspect they say hit trash can, tree, house, in effort to run over the mother of his child

At about 7:20 a.m. Friday, the Quincy Police Department responded to area of the 612 4th St., Quincy, in reference to a man attempting to run over a woman, according to a QPD press release.

According to QPD, this is what happened: A woman told police that she and the suspect were traveling in her vehicle through a residential area. The suspect became upset and began to accuse the woman of looking at a house in the area. The suspect began to yell at the woman and act as if he were about to strike her. The woman told the man that if he hit her, she would call the police. The suspect, who has a child with the woman, then began to strike the woman repeatedly with his fists. The woman, who was driving, was able to stop the vehicle, jump into the back seat and then exit the vehicle, fleeing on foot. 

According to Assistant Chief Glenn Sapp, the suspect then took control of the vehicle and attempted to run the woman over with it. In the process, the suspect struck a large trash can, another parked car and then ran into the residence at 612 4th St.

The suspect then exited the vehicle, a Ford Expedition, and fled the area on foot before police could arrive. The victim was not seriously injured.

Police have identified the suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest. The suspect has not been located at this time. He is wanted in connection with the following charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Battery, Violation of Probation, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, Leaving the scene of an accident.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Terrevio Ward. He goes by the nickname of “Rip.” Ward is a habitual violent offender with a lengthy history and was recently released from Florida Prison on Oct. 1 for a violent crime. Ward has several teardrop tattoos on the left cheek area of his face. 

Quincy Police ask anyone with information about Ward’s whereabouts or who may have witnessed this alleged crime to contact the QPD Criminal Investigations Division at 850-627-7111 or call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. You may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to an arrest.