Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Putnam Man Charged With Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault charges are pending against a Putnam County man, who got into an altercation with a resident of Burgess Falls Road Monday morning. The victim told the sheriff's department that 22-year-old Darren Joseph Dyer had pulled into the driveway of his home and parked. When the man drove up behind Dyer and asked him what he was doing, the two reportedly exchanged words and the man said he then attempted to, according to the report, "get Mr. Dyer out of the car." At that point, Dyer allegedly hit the accelerator on his vehicle and dragged the victim down the driveway for 20 feet, causing injury to his back, shoulder and hand. Dyer told Deputy Joe Davis that he had come to the area to pick someone up and had parked in the other man's driveway so as not to wake up nearby neighbors. He was also cited for having an expired tag on his vehicle.