Earlier today, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested 35-year-old Matthew Sheid on Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon after he was observed following another vehicle and backing into it.
While officers were investigating the incident, they discovered that Sheid and his girlfriend, who was the driver of a Chevrolet HHR had been in multiple disturbances involving Sheid chasing her and ramming her vehicle since Thursday, August 16, 2018, and continued on until today’s incident.
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jonathan Smith observed today’s incident after noticing Shields traveling at a fast speed on South Collegiate St.
“As I approached the entrance/exit for the Civic Center I observed a dark color Chevrolet HHR traveling at a fast speed coming out of the civic center turning on to South Collegiate northbound in front of my vehicle,” said Detective Smith.
As they got closer to Clarksville St, Smith noticed a white Dodge Caravan approaching at a high rate of speed.
“The HHR went to the middle turning lane to turn in to the Paris Junior College Campus and the Caravan turned also. The HHR turned around in the parking lot and the Caravan followed.”
As Smith was turning around to stop the two vehicles, the driver of the Caravan went around the HHR, got in front of the vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse and backed into the HHR.
“I activated my emergency lights, the driver of the HHR turned in to the parking lot in the 1000 block of South Collegiate, the driver of the white caravan jumped the curb and positioned the Caravan in front of the HHR,” said Smith.
As Smith got out of his vehicle, the driver of the van put the van in reverse, then into drive, acting as if he was going to take off before putting the van in park.
The driver was ordered out of the vehicle and detained at that time.
Additional units from the Sheriff’s Office and Paris Police Department arrived to assist the detective.
Sheid was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon and transported to the Lamar County Jail where he is awaiting arraignment