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Woman says boyfriend punched her while she drove

Posted August 11, 2014 8:26 a.m. EDT
Updated August 11, 2014 8:32 a.m. EDT

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.