Man arrested for throwing object at neighbor's moving car in Pontotoc County

Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM CST
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Pontotoc County Sheriff's deputies said it was on State Highway 1, between Ada and Allen, where a man threw an unknown object at his neighbor's moving car.

32-year-old Travace Dean Dveney of Allen faces one charge of throwing or dropping an object on a motor vehicle.

Reports said a deputy was dispatched around 7 p.m. Sunday to a call of a driver trying to run another vehicle off the road.

Reports said the suspect's car passed the victim's car and drove ahead.

Sheriff John Christian said the victim came around a curve and saw the suspect standing next to his car.

"They were hit by an object that they believe, probably, was a brick," Christian said.

Christian said the object damaged the passenger side of the windshield.

Later, the victim told deputies he knew Dveney and believed it was him on the road.

Reports said Dveney and the victim had been working together and the victim had been dating a family member of Dveney's.

"I don't know whether that ended not well or what, but, apparently, the suspect, Dveney, was upset about it," Christian said.

Officers were able to find Dveney at a house in Allen and arrest him.

Christian said no one in the car was injured, but the incident could have been much worse.

"That object could have gone completely through the window and hit either the passenger or driver, either one, and could have killed them," Christian said. "So, you know, this is very serious any time you throw something at a moving vehicle."

Christian said Dveney posted a $5,000 bond and was released.

He could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

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