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Cops: David Sheridan Throws Girlfriend Out of Speeding Car on I-64, Leaves Her Unconscious

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David Sheridan.
Update: Police have charged David Wayne Sheridan, 46, in the horrible assault case on Interstate-64 that left a woman seriously injured over the weekend. Our original coverage of the incident is below.

Sheridan, according to a probable cause statement from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, pushed his 34-year-old girlfriend out of the speeding car he was driving onto the highway while driving eastbound on I-64 and Kingshighway just before midnight on Friday. When an officer arrived, he saw the suspect on the scene attempting to push the woman "over a chain link fence separating the highway from the neighborhood," the report says.

The victim was "bleeding all over and had obviously sustained serious injuries," the charges say.

Cops arrived in response to a 911 caller who allegedly saw Sheridan push her out of the moving car.

On the scene, an officer tried to arrest Sheridan, who resisted and kicked the cop in the shin and chest, the statement says.

Meanwhile, his badly injured girlfriend was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital to get treatments for "abrasions all over her body, many of which go all the way to the bone, leaving it visible," police say.

The woman was able to tell cops her side of the story. From the probable cause statement:

She told me that she was in a car her boyfriend, defendant was driving. They began to argue and he reached across her, opened the passenger side door, and pushed her out of the moving car. She estimated that the car was travelling 65 miles per hour. She lost consciousness and when she regained it, she was lying flat on her back, with a car narrowly missing running her over. At some point, the defendant returned to the scene and demanded that she say she jumped out of the car when the police came. The defendant then attempted to remove [the victim] from the highway so she would not be there when the police arrived.

Sheridan is facing charges of first-degree domestic assault causing serious injury, resisting or interfering with arrest and assault on a law-enforcement officer.

He has an aggravated battery case on his record from 1993.

Here's the full statement followed by our original coverage from earlier.

David Sheridan Probable Cause Statement

Original post, 7 a.m.: A 34-year-old woman is in serious condition after police say she was thrown out of a moving car on the highway in what appears to be a horrible domestic assault incident.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reports that witnesses saw her thrown from the car at around 11:50 p.m. on Friday evening on Interstate-64 (40E). A 46-year-old man who was apparently driving the car sped off. Soon after, however, the suspect returned to the scene and was "extremely belligerent" when cops confronted him, officials say.

The woman meanwhile suffered from multiple injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

She was in serious, but stable condition over the weekend, police say.

The man, who police have not yet identified, allegedly failed to comply with officers' instructions. Eventually he was arrested and could face charges of first-degree assault, third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

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It's unclear how the suspect and victim were related or how exactly she was thrown from the car. We'll update when there's more information available.

For now, here's the full SLMPD incident report:

Incident: Assault 1st (Domestic), Assault 3rd (LEO), Resisting
Location: I-64 (40E)
Date/Time: 8/16/13 @2350
Victim: 34-year-old white female
Suspect: 46-year-old white male
Witnesses observed the victim being thrown out of a moving vehicle on the highway. The vehicle then continued driving eastbound out of sight. The suspect then returned to the scene on foot prior to the officers' arrival. As officers approached, the suspect became extremely belligerent and failed to comply with the officers verbal directions. The suspect was arrested. The victim suffered multiple injuries. She was transported to an area hospital where she is listed in serious/stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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54 comments
Jay Wohlert
Jay Wohlert

He's got stupid highlighted hair. Of course he's an asshole!

Diane Russell
Diane Russell

I knew of a pos loser, that fit this criteria! Fortunately, I now know he's DEAD!!

Dale Longwood
Dale Longwood

She was probably criticizing his driving skills

Sean Jones
Sean Jones

I Hope there is a special place way below already reserved for this asshole! Im sure its nice and well heated! He'll fit right in!

Richard Kyles
Richard Kyles

Littering is getting to be a massive problem on 64.

Cynthia Sloan-Moreno
Cynthia Sloan-Moreno

this guy is bad...like I said he didn't care at the time what happened to her...bad bad evil man..put him away forever. What a stupid jerk...

Melissa Mulligan
Melissa Mulligan

Right. More chicks to throw out. 1-64 could use more traffic I think.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman

Like that is a bad thing Melissa Mulligan?

Melissa Mulligan
Melissa Mulligan

Looks like a stand up citizen to me..although he might have a few girls tied up in his basement..

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman

Timothy 2:12 follow the bible and this would not of happened.

Jenny Sandifer
Jenny Sandifer

Remember this face ladies. Don't date this mega douche or it could be you! He kinda looks like he was thrown out of a moving vehicle himself...

Michael Hebron Sr.
Michael Hebron Sr.

I hate ass holes like him, who give us good guys a bad name. He is a whimp...no that is to nice he is a &$$#&. I bet he would not do that to a guy. IF he was a real man he would of dropped her off somewhere safe and say thanks but it is over see ya later. NOW>>>that is if he did it, if not I feel sorry for him, there is crazy woman out there as well. always two sides to a story.

Josh Revelle
Josh Revelle

What a gentleman! I hope he at least opened the door for her first!

Robin Chamberland
Robin Chamberland

Domestic assault? What is the penalty for that? He will probably do more time for kicking the cop. How about attempted murder?

Adam Fry
Adam Fry

He told her once with his mouth.....

Angela Johns
Angela Johns

That is what you call PURE HATE! This guy should be locked away...forever!

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

What a POS. Hope this chick doesn't go back to him because she loves him............have some self respect girl and kick him over the curb

Dale Longwood
Dale Longwood

I wonder if she was nagging him about his driving?

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

she put mayo on his sandwich

Lauri Judson
Lauri Judson

He looks like a big time jerk!!!! I sure hope he gets locked up for a while, but doubtful he will!!!!

Stacia Hand
Stacia Hand

That works for me. I hope they nail his butt to the wall.

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

first degree assault in Missouri is basically attempted murder

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

David looks very angry. Is he from St Charles? 

Nick Ferrara
Nick Ferrara

P.O.S. Lock him up and get him off the streets. Better yet, kick him in the shins and chest, and throw him from a car traveling at 65 MPH onto I-64, dump him over a fence, THEN lock him up for a long, long time.

Stacia Hand
Stacia Hand

What gets me is it's just an assault charge, not attempted murder. 65mph could easily have killed that poor woman.

Mike Helbig
Mike Helbig

Somebody should throw him out of a car on a high bridge with no side rails.

Cynthia Sloan-Moreno
Cynthia Sloan-Moreno

well lets see maybe u should throw him out of a moving car...bet it wont do that again after that, if he lives...hes luckiy she didn't die...what an idiot...

talkaboutus
talkaboutus

@Michael Hebron Sr. The data he always told everyone is that SHE IS THE CRAZY ONE, multiple suicide attempts in various ways throughout their 3 year dating history. I am very saddened by this whole thing as I know both of them and had dinner with them 2 nights prior. I do not know her side of the story at all, but I know that she said they got all their stuff worked out and they are all good right now. :-(. I'm confused as to what has happened here and its so shocking to me.

gingernm
gingernm

@Stacia HandMO doesn't have an 'attempted murder' charge.  Assault in the 1st degree is 'attempted murder' in MO.  Most ppl don't understand that.

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