Madison police are searching for a suspect and scratching their collective heads after a domestic argument allegedly turned into road rage that left a vehicle lying on its side near Madison Town Park.
According to Madison Police Department reports, Madison Police Officer Mark Maxwell came upon a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox on its side on Thomason Street. The vehicle’s driver, Shamica Michelle Lumpkin, 40, Madison, was standing outside the vehicle when Maxwell arrived. Maxwell had been alerted to the 10:50 p.m. accident by a second man who flagged the officer down and told him there was a collision. The incident occurred on Sunday, Sept. 5.
Lumpkin, reports state, told Officer Maxwell that earlier she had been at a friend’s house on Mapp Street when Bridgette Conyeal Hymon, 47, Madison, came to the friend’s house. Lumpkin, in reports, described Hymon as her boyfriend and father to her children. Hymon, she alleged, became enraged when she attempted to end their relationship. She alleged that at the Mapp Street residence, Hymon pulled the door handle off her vehicle and she fled.
She then said that when she was attempting to turn right onto Thomason Street from West Jefferson Street, Hymon rammed her vehicle from behind and caused it to roll over onto its side.
Lumpkin refused treatment at the scene after EMS and fire services arrived, Colin Campbell, assistant chief, Madison Police Department said.
Reports state that Officer Maxwell went to Mapp Street and found a silver door handle discarded on the roadway. Maxwell also reported that while tracing the route back to Thomason Street, he found a vehicle debris field near the entrance of Silver Lakes with impressions of a set of tires going into grass near a sidewalk. Maxwell found a second debris field on the sidewalk with parts from vehicles strewn down the sidewalk.
A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy located a 1997 GMC Sierra allegedly driven by Hymon down the street from Hymon’s residential address on Turner Road. Reports state “attempts to locate throughout the night continued with no contact.”
Hymon’s GMC was towed and impounded.
Campbell said the “incident is still under investigation” but they continue to search for Hymon as a suspect in a possible aggravated assault. Lumpkin, he said, has not corresponded with officers since the incident.