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Woman says boyfriend punched her while she drove

Posted August 11, 2014

Lover Thomas

— Burlington police are searching for a man accused of punching his girlfriend in the face while she drove her car Saturday.

The woman told police that she and her boyfriend were on their way to a store in her 2005 black Toyota Camry about 5:45 p.m. when he punched her. She pulled over on Beaumont Avenue, then he allegedly pulled her out of the car and drove away.

The woman was treated at Alamance Regional Medical Center for a broken nose and bruising to her eye.

Police later found the suspect, identified as Lover Thomas, 43, in the Camry on Cloverdale Street. Police said Thomas failed to stop for officers, and a chase started. Officers terminated the chase because of safety concerns.

Police obtained warrants charging Thomas with felony fee to elude, operating a vehicle without a license, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and larceny of a motor vehicle.

The Camry has a temporary tag. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 13, 2014

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    Why would you think that? Do know her and her situation?...maybe she IS strong and independent and this was the first (and last) time he struck her.

    You're just blaming the victim and that is disgusting.

  • 678devilish Aug 12, 2014

    This young lady should file charges against this man and STAY AWAY from him. He is a danger to her and all women.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 11, 2014

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    How do you know this woman is like that???
    Do you know her personally???

  • WRAL + GOLO = Bias News Aug 11, 2014

    She will probably drop the charges, after he apologizes and claims he will never do this again. Eventually, he will do this again. The next time, he may not just hit her. Either way, she will most likely take him back.

  • Karen Orndorff Aug 11, 2014
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    I hope they protect this woman until they find him, he could come back to kill her.

  • iknowjack Aug 11, 2014

    It's hard to help people who won't help themselves.

  • Naysayer Aug 11, 2014

    Good thing she does not look like she has any major injuries from that photo.

  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 11, 2014
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    Why do women still put up with this?

  • sunshine1040 Aug 11, 2014

    It is past time for her to change her facebook status. He should be an ex or a former. No second chance needs to be given he has hit you and if article is correct he stole from you.