Memphis man’s vehicle destroyed by ex-boyfriend during dispute

37-year-old Cameron Heffner was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, two counts of vandalism, and reckless driving after taking his ex-boyfriend’s Pontiac Grand Prix without permission and later destroyed it and caused damage to two other vehicles.

On June 15th, officers were dispatched to 1771 6th Crompton Square in regard to a reported aggravated assault. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with Bradley Jones, who informed officers that his ex-boyfriend Cameron Heffner had taken his 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix without permission. According to the affidavit, Jones demanded Heffner to return the vehicle. Heffner responded to Jones the following morning via text message, informing the man that was going to come over and return the sedan. Jones positioned a chair against the door in attempts to bar entry to the residence for Heffner once he arrived.

Heffner parked the Grand Prix when arriving at the address, and began to pound on the door to be allowed in. Despite Jones’ attempts to barricade the door, Heffner forced his way into the home, using a house key that was attached to the keys for the Pontiac. Heffner became enraged at Jones for attempting to bar him entry, proceeding to punch a hole in the wall. Jones, being in fear for his life, attempted to contact law enforcement. Heffner reportedly responded to this by taking Jones’ phone away from him. Jones then obtained a second phone and contacted emergency services.

Cameron Heffner (SCSO)
Cameron Heffner (SCSO)

While in the process of doing so, Jones entered a separate vehicle, a 2005 TrailBlazer, and parked behind the Grand Prix to prevent Heffner from stealing the vehicle and fleeing the scene. Heffner entered the Grand Prix regardless and reversed towards the Trailblazer, which Jones moved in order to avoid damage to either vehicle. After backing out of the parking space, Heffner allegedly drove into the Trailblazer and, subsequently, a stationary 2013 Nissan Maxima.

Jones attempted to flee from Heffner by driving out of the condominium complex but was halted by the stalling of the SUV. Heffner then rammed into Jones’ vehicle once again, the collision rendering both cars inoperable, per report. Following the crash, Heffner exited the Grand Prix and fled the scene on foot. The man was later apprehended on Baltic Ave by law enforcement. Heffner was identified as the assailant by Jones with domestic violence investigators. According to Jones, the estimated total of the two vehicles was valued at $5,500. Ashley Richard, the owner of the aforementioned Maxima, estimated the vehicle at approximately $3,000. Heffner was then taken into custody for aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, two counts of vandalism, and reckless driving.

Cameron Heffner was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, two counts of vandalism, and reckless driving. His bond was set at $50,000.

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