September 10, 1997 in Idaho

Man Admits Ramming Car Holding Kids He’s Also Locked Up For Threatening Their Mother With Shotgun

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A Bayview man turned himself in to authorities early Tuesday and admitted ramming a pickup into a car carrying his children and previously threatening their mother with a shotgun, deputies said.

David C. Bass, 27, faces charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery. He was being held Tuesday in the Kootenai County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $30,000.

Bass reportedly backed his Ford pickup into girlfriend Mindy Bailey’s Dodge Colt when she confronted him Monday evening about seeing another woman, according to a sheriff’s report. Their four children, who range in age from 6 to 9, were in Bailey’s car when the truck hit the passenger-side door.

The couple’s 8-year-old daughter suffered a minor injury to her right eye. No one else was injured.

Bailey, 25, told deputies the impact spun her car around. Bass then made an obscene gesture and sped away from the scene, Bailey told deputies.

While telling deputies about the collision, Bailey also reported that Bass forced a shotgun into her mouth during a Saturday night fight. Bass tried to load the gun while he held Bailey down, but she managed to wriggle free, and Bass broke the gun on a chair, according to the deputy’s report.

Bass admitted threatening Bailey with the shotgun and running into her car, but told deputies he did not realize he had collided with her car until several hours later, according to the report. The collision was unintentional, Bass said.

He told deputies he was angry with Bailey when he threatened her with the shotgun earlier in the week.

“I told her I was going to shoot her, and I wasn’t going to. It was stupid,” Bass told deputies. “We ended up brawling. I busted up the shotgun, and that was the end of it.”

, DataTimes


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