First Court Appearance for Man Who Allegedly Rammed Wife Off Road

ARBYRD, MO (KAIT) - The man accused of ramming his wife off of the road and beating her goes to court.

Jesus Manuel Rangel was in court Friday for his initial appearance, and will be back in court 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27.

ARBYRD, MO (KAIT) - Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a man accused of running his wife off of the road before beating her with a weapon, resulting in her being sent to The Med in Memphis.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 108 near Arbyrd. According to the Daily Dunklin Democrat, the estranged husband rammed his vehicle into the rear of his wife's forcing her to run off of the road into a ditch.

The Daily Dunklin reports that after the accident, the husband got out of his vehicle and attack his wife with a weapon, causing injuries. She was taken by helicopter to The Med in Memphis where she is currently being treated for injuries.

The report then suggests that the husband fled the scene in a third party's vehicle. The third person was apparently stopped to help the victim.

The man was arrested around 30 minutes later on Highway 164.

Names are being withheld pending charges being filed.