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‘We’re both about to die’: Memphis man accused of assaulting woman after breakup

Ricky Caldwell

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was taken into custody and charged after a woman claims he assaulted and threatened to kill her when she told him she was moving on.

The woman told police that on May 23 she and Ricky Caldwell were riding around in a vehicle when she told him that she was breaking up with him. The 33-year-old reportedly became “irate” and started punching her in the face. Once he stopped, she said he hit the gas, stating “we’re both about to die.”

Scared for her life, the woman told him she loved him, effectively calming him down so that she could get home safely.

The victim stated Caldwell had previously abused her and had even threatened to kill her, so when he contacted her on May 28 asking for a gun, she became scared that he was going to hurt her. That’s when she called police and the alleged incident on May 23 was reported.

Caldwell was arrested on Tuesday and charged with domestic assault.

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