Wilson County man charged after woman pushed from car, run over

Wilburn Estes Jr
Wilburn Estes Jr. (Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff's Department)

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – After 20 hours on the run, Wilson County deputies captured a man accused of pushing his girlfriend out of a truck and then running over her leg.

The 47-year-old woman was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday night.

Her boyfriend, Wilburn Estes Jr, had been on the run all night and a good part of Thursday before officials say he turned himself in just a few hours ago at the time of this report.

Wilburn Estes Jr
Wilburn Estes Jr. (Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff’s Department)

According to the 911 call the woman made from a driveway in Watertown, Tennessee, she was crying hysterically, so much that dispatchers had a hard time communicating with her.

“You need to take a deep breath and slow down so we can understand you,” the dispatcher is heard saying.

Much of the call is unintelligible, but the injured woman was able to give them Estes’ name

A family member of the suspect declined to go on camera but told News 2 what he witnessed.

“They just argue all the time. They don’t get along. Went outside, pushed her out, then he kicked her out the door,” the family member said.

“He told me to hold her while he beat the hell out of her and I said no,” they continued. “The best thing you can do is get in the truck and get the hell out of here. I ain’t gonna watch you beat her. It ain’t gonna happen.”

At last check, the woman was in stable condition at Vanderbilt.

Investigators told News 2 Estes was charged with aggravated domestic assault. His bond was set at $2,500 and he’s due in court Jan. 12.

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