Man rams truck into another man's car during confrontation
Searsmont — A Searsmont man was arrested Sunday, Aug. 18, after he allegedly drove his truck into another man's car and then smashed the windows out of the vehicle with a hammer.
Police arrested Randall Tolman, 49, of Searsmont, on charges of driving to endanger, aggravated criminal mischief, assault with a dangerous weapon (a truck) and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon after a series of alleged incidents that began at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said police responded to a report of two males engaged in a fight on Walker Road in Searsmont. When deputies arrived, Trafon said state police troopers were already on scene interviewing both men, one of whom was later identified as Tolman.
Trafton said the second male involved in the reported confrontation was an on again, off again boyfriend of Tolman's daughter. The second male, said Trafton, contacted Tolman's daughter because he wanted to come meet with her.
But when the boyfriend arrived the meeting did not go as he planned.
"Mr. Tolman came down instead of the daughter, and when he did he decided to run his vehicle into the front of [the boyfriend's] car," said Trafton.
After that, Trafton said Tolman exited his vehicle with a hammer and smashed the windows out of the boyfriend's car.
While it was unclear why, Trafton said Tolman admitted to the officers that he intended to "beat up" the other man.
Police also charged Tolman's daughter, 25-year-old Shelby Tolman, with criminal conspiracy. While Trafton said the case remains under investigation this week, investigating officers suspect Shelby Tolman and her father may have jointly planned an assault on the other male.