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Ex-boyfriend accused of trying to run woman off road

By Holly Hollman 340-2445

CAPSHAW — A Capshaw man allegedly started the new year by trying to run his ex off the road in a stolen vehicle, according to an investigator.

Limestone County Sheriff's Department investigator Lt. Brad Curnutt said authorities are searching for the man and have warrants for his arrest for first-degree theft, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Curnutt identified the man as John Braden Meredith, 30, who does not have a permanent address but stays with different friends and family in the Capshaw area.

On Tuesday, Meredith was at someone's home and allegedly took the homeowner's Jeep Cherokee, he said.

"The keys were inside, so he took off in it," Curnutt said. "When he saw his ex-girlfriend, he decided to try to run her off the road."

Curnutt said that was in the vicinity of U.S. 72 and Bradford Road.

"He hit her vehicle a couple of times and then ran the Jeep into a ditch and got stuck," Curnutt said. "She went to someone's house for help, and he fled on foot."

The ex-girlfriend was not injured. Her vehicle had minor damage. The Jeep had a dented door and bent fender, Curnutt said. The lieutenant said Meredith also has outstanding warrants for forgery and an unrelated theft.

Anyone with information on Meredith's whereabouts can call the department at 232-0111.

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