Man arrested after side-swiping vehicle

BEDFORD – An Oolitic man faces charges after he side-swiped a vehicle on December 20, 2022, and left the scene.

Dillon Robertson

Police arrested 23-year-old Dillon Robertson on a charge of criminal mischief 

According to a probable cause affidavit on that day, a woman reported she was at a home on Dixie Highway with the vehicle she was driving was parked in the driveway.

Robertson walked toward his vehicle a black Jeep and said “watch this.” before driving out of the driveway and side-swiping the woman’s car. After the impact, that vehicle had scuffs and scratches down the driver’s side and had a missing side mirror.

He then fled the scene. 

Robertson told police he “felt like he and his friend were being harassed by the female” and had told them to leave the home several times. 

He told police he pulled around their car and was “furious at this point”. He stepped out of his Jeep and kicked the mirror off the car but denied sideswiping the car.

He stated if his Jeep did make contact with her car, it was not intentional and he was not aware of it. 

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Robertson’s arrest.