A 43-year-old man entered a no contest plea 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 of Los Angeles entered the plea to one felony count each of assault upon a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon, automobile, as well as one misdemeanor count of contempt of court.
Deputy District Attorney Parag Agrawal said Davis was immediately sentenced to five years in state prison.
On June 26, 2018, Davis 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 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 then rammed both vehicles while traveling at a high rate of speed, causing the patrol vehicle to spin and hit a concrete wall.
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 violated a criminal protective order by contacting victims in the case, the prosecutor added.
Case YA098509 was investigated by the Inglewood Police Department.