CCSO: Jealous ex ran woman off the road

Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 14:14:39-04

A 26-year-old man is accused of violating a domestic violence injunction by attempting to run his ex off the road in Dunnellon, Citrus County deputies say.

Daniel Legg, of 2625 W. Rutland Drive in Dunnellon, is now facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and violated a protective order.

According to the woman, she was heading eastbound on Highway 44 with two of her clients, who are both mentally disabled, when she pulled into the left lane and noticed Legg's vehicle a few cars behind hers.

When she turned on to Norvell Bryant Highway, she was in the inside lane closest to the median, deputies say.

Deputies say that is when Legg accelerated, pulled up next to his ex's car, rolled down the window and began screaming at her.

Legg screamed at the disabled man in the front seat of his ex's car saying, 'You cheated on me with this [expletive]?  I am going to [expletive] kill him,'" the arrest affidavit states.

Deputies say that is when Legg swerved at his ex's car and tried to hit it.

Legg's ex ended up driving into the median to avoid being hit, deputies say.

According to deputies, the woman stopped her car and Legg continued driving while making a lewd hand gesture.

Deputies arrested Legg at his home.

Legg reportedly denied seeing his ex and claimed all he did was drop his child off at school before he returned home.

Legg is being held without bond.