Boys need their daddies because...who else is better to teach you to assault people at the drive-thru window at Chick-fil-a? Not surprisingly, Dad EDDYE LOVELY has some past criminal justice issues. Makes you wonder about all those efforts to make kids visit their daddies in prison--personally, I can't imagine the point unless you want to help generate more business for the prisons over the next 10-20 years. Nothing like encouraging a criminal role model in your own family.
Father, son held in assault outside Chick-fil-a in Southlake
08:57 AM CDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
By LAURENCE ILIFF and MARK NORRIS / The Dallas Morning News
Southlake police arrested a father and son from the Houston area Monday in a weekend road rage incident that injured a woman at a fast food restaurant.
Eddye Lovely, 49, and his son Brenden Lovely, 20, were arrested in the parking lot of a Southlake hotel Monday.
A 15-year-old who is also suspected in the assault was not identified and was referred to the juvenile justice system.
Both men face charges of assault with bodily injury. Eddye Lovely also faces a charge of making a terroristic threat.
Witnesses said the confrontation began with an angry exchange of words in the drive-through lane of a Chick-fil-A in the 2300 block of Southlake Boulevard about 11 a.m. Saturday.
The victim and her husband found their way blocked by a black Bentley as they were trying to leave after making a purchase at the drive-through window.
Witnesses said the husband honked and the Bentley's driver got out of his car. The victim got out of her vehicle and a shouting match ensued. According to police reports, the 20-year-old and the 15-year-old then got out of the Bentley and attacked the woman.
The woman was bleeding and suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization.
A police report says the victim's husband and other witnesses were unable to help the victim because Eddye Lovely claimed to have a firearm, though one was never displayed.
Witness descriptions, along with a cellphone picture of the Bentley's license plate, were given to police.
Bail for Eddye Lovely was set at $6,500. His son's was set at $5,000.
Eddye Lovely was convicted in 1985 for possession of marijuana, and in 1995 he received one year's probation and a $350 fine for driving while intoxicated. He was also convicted in 1997 of theft and resisting arrest.
His son pleaded guilty to credit/debit card abuse, a state felony, in April and received five years' probation.