UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:19am
A China Spring man is out on bond after authorities say he assaulted his wife with his pickup truck.
Sterling Wayne Thompson, 57, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to Captain Kenneth Vanek of the McLennan County Sheriff's Department, Thompson drove up behind his wife's suburban and rammed her vehicle. This action caused her suburban to run off the road. Vanek says Thompson then proceeded to pull his wife out of the vehicle and beat her.
Vanek says Thompson left the scene and later crashed his truck into a tree in his front yard in the 400 block of Candus Cove Road. Authorities arrested Thompson at his home.
Thompson is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault family violence. He posted $25,000 bond on Thursday.