Jail, Probation For Running Over Wife
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg man has reached a plea agreement for running over his wife with their SUV.
Last July, Travis Riley, 26, was arrested after he ran over his wife, Ashley Riley, in a parking lot near their home at Lawrenceburg Village Apartments. The two had been in an argument earlier that evening. Travis Riley left the scene and was sleeping in his vehicle when Ashley Riley began to shoot him with a BB gun several times at point blank range.
Ashley Riley began to walk away from the vehicle, but continued shooting. That’s when investigators sayd Travis Riley drove up next to her and eventually ran her over. She survived her injuries.
On Monday, Travis Riley pleaded guilty to charges of Battery With a Deadly Weapon (Class C felony) and Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (Class C felony).
Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James Humphrey sentenced Riley to 16 years with 12 years suspended to probation. The two convictions are being served consecutively, according to the plea agreement accepted by Humphrey.
Riley will get credit for time served in jail since his July 17 arrest. He can also petition for early termination of his 12 years on probation after serving six years successfully.
He will be allowed to have contact with his wife, if she requests to the court and the judge approves.