Casper Man Arrested After Ramming Estranged Wife’s Car
Casper police officers arrested a man on felony charges Wednesday morning, several hours after he allegedly rammed his estranged wife's vehicle multiple times.
Ross David Lopez was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault and battery. He will likely make his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the victim called police shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and reported that her estranged husband, Lopez, had rammed her vehicle from behind.
The female victim would later tell police that she and another man had been at a party in the area of the 1900 Block of Westwood Hills and decided to go to the victim's home.
After parking on the street in front of her home, she saw Lopez run up to the driver's side window and punch the window multiple times. The woman told the man she was with to "get us out of here," so the man jumped from the passenger seat into the driver's seat and drove away.
When they thought they were safely away, they parked in a diagonal parking spot in front of the Dick Cheney Federal Building in the 100 Block of N. Center St.
Then, a white Jeep Cherokee rammed into the back of their car. The Jeep was traveling an estimated 30 mph at the time.
When the Jeep backed up, the pair tried to back out of the parking spot, but the Jeep rammed them a second time. They backed out of the parking spot, fled the area, called 911 and then went to the Casper Police Department.
The female victim told police that she believed Lopez was trying to kill her when he allegedly rammed their vehicle.
Police officers responded to Ross's home in the 200 Block of West First Street at roughly 8 a.m. Wednesday and arrested him. Lopez allegedly told officers that he did punch the driver's window of the woman's car, and later accidentally rear-ended the vehicle as he was chasing them.
When asked whether he only hit the victim's vehicle once, Lopez allegedly said that he "may have bumped it twice."