A reported altercation at a house in Altheimer led to the arrest of an Altheimer man who allegedly hit another man and crashed his truck into the truck the victim was driving.

A reported altercation at a house in Altheimer led to the arrest of an Altheimer man who allegedly hit another man and crashed his truck into the truck the victim was driving.

Damand Gaddy, 31, told police that the victim, Ricky Holmes, owed him money, and said he became angry when Holmes tried to run over him with a vehicle.

During a court hearing Wednesday for Gaddy, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said Holmes, who is from Little Rock, was in Altheimer visiting friends on Oct. 9 when he and Gaddy go into an altercation and Gaddy allegedly punched Holmes in the eye.

Sheriff’s Investigator Randy Jackson reported that Holmes left the house and went to the Git-N-Go convenience store at 3rd Avenue and Edline Street, where he stopped to talk to about 20 people who were there.

Pugh said Gaddy followed Holmes and rammed the back of Holmes’ truck, causing significant damage.

Jackson reported that Sheriff’s Sgt. Andy Hoots was sent to Altheimer to take a report on the incident and located Gaddy’s truck, “which was badly damaged on the front end and almost totaled.”

A witness reportedly told Hoots that they saw the “accident” involving one truck running into the back of the other.

After Gaddy was arrested, he waived his right to an attorney and said that Holmes owed him $180, and when he asked Holmes for the money, Holmes refused, resulting in a fight.

Jackson reported that Gaddy also said he saw Holmes’ truck at the convenience store and he ran his truck into the other truck because he “was mad.”

Pugh said Gaddy had previously been convicted of forgery and theft of property, for which he was sentenced to probation but that probation has been completed.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 cash-only bond for Gaddy after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with criminal mischief and aggravated assault.

Bridgforth also ordered Gaddy to have no contact with Holmes until the case is settled and to come back to court at 9 a.m. Jan. 11.

Gaddy said he would hire his own attorney.