POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a 35-year-old man Monday in connection to allegations that he tried to ram a woman's vehicle with his pickup. At the time, his 8-month-old child was in the truck with him, according to the arrest affidavit.
Allen Ray McGovern, of Onalaska, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on two second-degree felony charges endangering a child with imminent bodily injury and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $50,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Polk County Sheriff's office deputy was dispatched out to a disturbance in progress on Bob Willis Road on Sunday. A witness told the deputy that McGovern had rammed his girlfriend's vehicle with his silver step-side pickup.
After ramming the woman's vehicle, McGovern allegedly chased the woman and tried to run her off the road.
The affidavit stated that while all this was going on, McGovern had his 8-month-old child in the pickup with him, and the baby wasn't restrained in a car seat.