Man charged with running over girlfriend during argument

James Lee May
James Lee May

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — An argument between a man and woman in Magoffin County ended with him allegedly running over her with his car.

Police were called to Jake Risner Fork Road on Wednesday, over a report of a woman being dragged by a car. The woman told police that she and her boyfriend, James Lee May, 33, of Campton, were arguing, when she told him to stop and let her out.

Witnesses told police the woman opened the door to try to get out and screamed for someone to help her, but May sped up instead.

When the car went across a culvert, the woman was thrown from the car, which then proceeded to roll over her.

May was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault with minor injury.