Estranged husband facing kidnapping, assault charges after two-county investigation Tuesday

A Cheatham County man faces kidnapping and assault charges following what police say is a two-county investigation of a domestic situation that turned violent Tuesday morning. A statement from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to a report of a traffic accident in the 3300 block of Highway 49 East in Charlotte Tuesday morning. At about that same time, Cheatham County authorities asked Dickson County to be on the lookout for a blue Chevrolet Impala involved in a possible kidnapping. Authorities soon discovered the two incidents were connected, according to the statement. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe reports the victim was eastbound on Highway 49 when she passed her estranged husband traveling in the opposite direction. The report says the husband turned around and began following the victim before eventually ramming her vehicle and forcing it off the road. The report says the husband then forced the victim out of her vehicle and into his before returning to a location in Cheatham County where he allegedly forced her into another vehicle. A witness reported that incident to Cheatham County authorities who located and stopped the vehicle at a residence on Oakmont Road, at which point the victim managed to escape. The suspect then fled with Cheatham County authorities in pursuit before he wrecked on Petway Road. He was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The statement says the victim was shaken up but not physically harmed. Bledsoe said the incident remains under investigation by authorities in both counties but detectives have obtained warrants charging the suspect with aggravated assault, kidnapping and violation of an order of protection. Cheatham County authorities identified the suspect as Daniel Dye. No information on his condition or the nature of his injuries was available. He is expected to be arrested upon his release from the hospital.