“This is what happens when you say you love someone and leave them,” a man told his estranged wife after smashing his pickup into her house Sunday.
The 42-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was charged late Sunday evening for reckless endangerment following a 911 call to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) by his 37-year-old wife. She told dispatchers her husband had come home and begun smashing televisions and otherwise “destroying her house,” CCSO Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said.
The man was ramming his pickup truck into the house and hitting parked vehicles, when emergency responders arrived. He had at some point struck a propane gas riser going into the house, Reynolds said.
Campbell County firefighters arrived and turned off the propane to the house and removed the vehicle.
Reynolds said that two young children were present in the house during the incident, and that the man surrendered without further incident to CCSO deputies.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.