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Meeting on divorce ends in man driving truck toward wife, report says

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published August 21, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.

Robert Washburn

Arrested in Pulaski County, AR on August 20, 2014

Robert Washburn.

A Jacksonville man drove his truck over a curb and within a foot of his wife after a meeting they had arranged to talk about their divorce quickly went awry, authorities said.

Robert Washburn, 36, was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of aggravated assault on a family member. He remained in the Pulaski County jail Thursday morning with bail not yet set.

According to a Jacksonville Police Department report, Washburn's wife, Debra Washburn, said the couple agreed to meet Wednesday at a McDonald's in Jacksonville to talk about their divorce, but her husband showed up with his girlfriend.

Debra Washburn told Robert Washburn that his girlfriend could not sit with them, the report noted. Robert Washburn "started to argue with her and said 'We have nothing to talk about then,' and walked out the door," the report said.

In the parking lot, Robert Washburn yelled "you are a [ho]" to his wife while he was backing out and she was walking to her car, the report said.

"[Debra Washburn] stated that she walked towards [Robert Washburn's] truck and said 'No you didn't,'" the report said, noting Robert Washburn then "drove his truck over a curb and within a foot of her before stopping the truck."

Debra Washburn said her husband "was attempting to run her over," the report added.

A Pulaski County sheriff's deputy later arrested Washburn at an address in the 8700 block of south Arkansas 161. He reportedly told investigators his foot slipped off the brake.

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DKBANDME says... August 21, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

it could happen...

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LR1955 says... August 21, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

2 dumb ho's, the eX and the new GF.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 21, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.

So much for the Happy Meal.

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SUPERDUTY says... August 21, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

What was he thinking, he could put out a fire with a bucket full of gasoline?

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Kharma says... August 21, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.

Here a ho, there a ho, everywhere a ho ho ...

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KMS says... August 22, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

...and why is a person dispute between two people who seem to need to go their separate ways news? I'd be mortified to see my name in connection with nonsense such as this.

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LevyRat says... August 22, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

Mama says, "Stupid is as stupid does!"

OK, count them down:
1. Bringing you girlfriend to a meeting with your wife probably isn't a great idea.
2. Meeting at McDonald's to talk about your divorce is another gem of an idea.
3. And most spouses really love being call a "ho".
4. Last but not least, let's see if running her over with your truck speeds up the divorce.

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Packman says... August 22, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.

Hey DDKA - ROFLMAO @ Happy Meal.

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