44-year-old Robert Newman was charged with domestic assault after he pepper-sprayed his girlfriend when she chased him down the road because he refused to return her vehicle.
On September 18th, Carla Dile told Metro Nashville Police officers that her boyfriend, Robert Newman, had her car and would not return it. She claimed he had her vehicle for three days with her consent, but she wanted it back that night. They began to argue over the situation and Newman still refused to return her car.
She then chased him down Charlotte Pike and when she caught up to him, he pepper-sprayed her on the left side of her face. Police noted Carla had an orange mark on her face and showed signs of being sprayed.
On October 15th, Robert Newman was arrested and charged with domestic assault causing bodily injury. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond.