AMARILLO – On Saturday evening, Amarillo Police say a witness flagged down an officer at Amarillo Blvd. and N. Taylor. The witness claimed that a man assaulted a female member of her family.
The witness told police that the man, the victim’s husband, had used a car he was driving to ram his wife’s vehicle on a nearby parking lot. He then climbed on the hood of her car and hit the driver’s side window of his wife’s vehicle with his hand.
The witness pointed to the vehicle on the 700 block of N. Taylor.
The officer saw a brown GMC SUV and tan Chevrolet Caprice stopped in the traffic lane. As the officer drove toward the vehicles, he saw a black male run from the GMC to the Chevrolet. The GMC then drove away southbound. The Chevrolet followed. The officer tried to stop the vehicles by turning on his emergency lights. The driver of the Chevrolet did not stop. Instead, the driver attempted to run the GMC off the road by swerving toward it or pulling front of it. The driver of the Chevrolet pulled over near fifth and N. Taylor when the officer turned on his siren.
The officer arrested 19-year-old George Anthony Riddick.
Investigation showed that the driver of the GMC was his wife, and they had been involved in a dispute, which led up to the assault the witness described and the one the officer saw.
Riddick was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for aggravated assault on a family member. There were no injuries in the incident, and the officers did not find a handgun in the suspect’s vehicle.