Cantonment Man Charged After Allegedly Ramming Ex-girlfriend’s Vehicle

May 29, 2024

A Cantonment man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle in a Home Depot parking lot.

Dalton Andrew Puente, 26, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery and two felony counts criminal mischief with properly damage.

The victim told deputies that she pulled her vehicle into the parking lot of Home Depot on Mobile Highway to avoid Puente, her ex-boyfriend.

Puente followed the victim into the parking lot, accelerating rapidly and ramed his GMC truck into her vehicle, causing it to spin and hit another parked car, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The victim and two passengers in her vehicle were not injured.

Deputies said the victim’s vehicle suffered about $3,000 in damage, including the bumper, tail lights, and driver’s front side. The second vehicle, a Land Rover, sustained about $1,000 in damage to a bumper.

The ECSO said the incident was captured be Home Depot security cameras.

Puente was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $35,000 bond.


7 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged After Allegedly Ramming Ex-girlfriend’s Vehicle”

  1. Deborah Daugherty on May 29th, 2024 10:27 pm

    Good one,JJ

  2. Good grief! on May 29th, 2024 12:23 pm

    @ Bill T that’s not love! If this guy thinks it is every female should run when he walks by.

  3. Roger on May 29th, 2024 11:57 am

    Poor impulse control. Must be consequences or he will escalate it even further the next time.

  4. EMD on May 29th, 2024 10:03 am

    So many now days seem to think of no one but themselves. I know………..the Land Rover was not even taken into account, nor any other vehicles or innocent bystanders, including children that could have been near by. I think he had raging tunnel vision and did not even stop to think about others Sad.

  5. JJ on May 29th, 2024 9:54 am

    Guess he can get a tattoo of “STUPID” on his forehead

  6. Bill T on May 29th, 2024 9:12 am

    I think he’s a little upset about something like she’s done with him and he ain’t quite ready to leave yet !! It’s called love in his mind lol !!! It’s funny how love will get you locked up !!!!

  7. Kate on May 29th, 2024 8:36 am

    Why are people so angry? This crazy, guess the devil got him sewn up tight.

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