PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — A boxer is accused of hitting a woman with his Ferrari in Pflugerville on Saturday. It’s the second time the man has been accused of hitting someone with his car, following a deadly incident in 2008.
Curtis Lee Meeks, Jr., 33, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. In June 2008, Meeks, a national Golden Gloves championship finalist, was charged with manslaughter after he hit and killed a 28-year-old man in Austin, according to the Associated Press.
The incident on Saturday began when officers were called by multiple neighbors reporting a disturbance on Canyon Sage Lane in Pflugerville. Police were told that two men were involved in the incident and were leaving in a red Ferrari.
Several children told police they were in the backseat of their mother’s car parked in the driveway when one of their fathers, Tardrick Fowler, 36, began punching their mother, after an argument over her car keys.
The woman had bruises on her face, a busted lip, blood in her mouth and scrapes on her palms, police said. Neighbors told officers they saw Tardrick run from the woman’s car in the driveway once they heard screaming. They watched as he got into the passenger seat of the Ferrari waiting on the street. The injured woman then tried to prevent him from leaving, possibly because he took her car keys, according to a police affidavit.
A witness said the driver of the Ferrari then “aggressively” drove towards the woman and hit her, causing her to fall on the ground. The Ferrari then left the scene. Other officers located the Ferrari in the southbound lanes of the 17700 block of southbound State Highway 130, near Pflugerville Parkway and around 1.6 miles away from the house where the incident happened.
Meeks’ bond was set at $50,000. Records indicate Meeks’ 2008 manslaughter charge was dismissed and refiled as a lesser charge of failure to stop and render aid. He was sentenced in 2010 to 10-years probation and was released of his probation in August of 2014 when his attorney asked for an early discharge due to client’s profession as a boxer. Court records indicate Meeks’ workload and expectations were going to increase which would require him to travel out of the state and country frequently and being on probation restricts that.