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.