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October 17, 2018: Man To Be Tried for Domestic Violence Attack, Injuring Police Officer

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 42-year-old man is expected to be arraigned today on charges of ramming his car into his girlfriend’s vehicle and a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, injuring an officer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Tommie Davis (dob 2/25/76) of Los Angeles was ordered to stand trial on Oct. 3 for one felony count of assault upon a peace officer, four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, automobile, and two misdemeanor counts of contempt of court.

Deputy District Attorney Parag Agrawal said case YA098509 includes a special allegation of causing great bodily injury during the assault upon the peace officer. The case was filed on June 29.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department O of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Inglewood Branch.

On June 26, Davis allegedly was parked outside the residence of a woman in Inglewood, who had recently broken up with him. When the woman went outside with her sister to move her mother’s car, Davis began pursuing the victim and her sister in his vehicle, the prosecutor said.

The defendant reportedly then rammed his car against the victim’s car and tried to confront the victim. The victims drove away at a high rate of speed with Davis still in pursuit, according to evidence presented at the preliminary hearing.

As the victim’s vehicle arrived in the Culver City area, the victims attempted to get the attention of an LAPD patrol car, the prosecutor added. Davis is charged with then ramming both vehicles while traveling at a high rate of speed, causing the patrol vehicle to spin and hit a concrete wall.

Prosecutors allege the defendant then drove around the patrol car and fled the scene. The LAPD officer in the patrol vehicle was seriously injured, the prosecutor said.

Once the charges were filed, Davis allegedly violated a criminal protective order by contacting two victims in the case, the prosecutor added.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Inglewood Police Department.