Man accused of wrecking car in attempt to kill girlfriend - WKRN News 2

Man accused of wrecking car in attempt to kill pregnant girlfriend

Posted: Updated: Dec 20, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Police say Gregory Parker, 54, got into an argument with his girlfriend and then crashed head-on into a parked vehicle. Police say Gregory Parker, 54, got into an argument with his girlfriend and then crashed head-on into a parked vehicle.
Latrice Greyer was seriously injured in the December 1 crash. Latrice Greyer was seriously injured in the December 1 crash.
Greyer's cousin, Jarvis Dabney, is caring for her. Greyer's cousin, Jarvis Dabney, is caring for her.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A man is facing attempted vehicular homicide charges after police said he tried to kill his girlfriend and their unborn child by intentionally crashing into a parked car.

According to a police affidavit, on December 1, Gregory Parker, 54, got into an argument with his girlfriend Latrice Greyer, 42, while seated in a vehicle.

During the argument, Parker allegedly told his girlfriend he was going to kill her and their unborn baby.

A third person in the vehicle, Henry Breaux, told police Parker jerked the wheel and sped head-on into a parked vehicle.

Breaux said Parker and his girlfriend had been drinking at the time.

The impact caused Breaux to be thrown from the backseat to the front of the car. He was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

"He just put the pedal to the metal," Breaux told Nashville's News 2. "I said, 'I don't want to die, let me out!'"

He continued, "Then it was like bam. I was climbing out of the front seat."

Breaux suffered injuries to his leg and side, but refused to be treated at the hospital.

Parker was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

No one was in the parked car.

Greyer was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with extensive injuries to her face, legs and chest.

Greyer was two months pregnant at the time and lost her baby. 

Greyer has since been released from the hospital and is living with her cousin who is providing around the clock care.

"It was so bad that they had her under an assumed name in the hospital," Greyer's cousin, Jarvis Dabney said.  "When I got there to her bedside I couldn't believe it."

He continued, "She was breathing on tubes and it was machines breathing for her. I said if it wasn't for Jesus Christ she wouldn't be here."

Greyer's jaw and leg were broken in the wreck.

She has had three surgeries to repair damage done to her face. Her jaw has been wired closed and will likely remain that way for another four to six weeks.

She also has pins in her leg.

According to Breaux, who as in the backseat of the car, Parker flew into a rage when Greyer tried to end her relationship with him.

Following the wreck, Parker was not immediately arrested as Metro police investigated.

During that time police said Parker called Greyer 50 times within a five-day period.

Dabney and Breaux said Parker also harassed them by phone, before police arrested him.

"He was calling, cussing and threatening us," Dabney said. "[Parker] was saying, 'You are not going to stop me from seeing her.'"

Dabney took his cousin into hiding until Parker could be arrested.

Parker was booked into the Metro jail early Tuesday morning on two counts of attempted vehicular homicide and one count harassment.

Greyer and Parker had dated for around six months prior to the wreck. Dabney said his cousin revealed to him the day of the wreck that Parker had started physically abusing her.

"I said, 'Man, you can't do that.  We are not going to have that.  You are going to love her, respect her or leave her,'" he said.

Dabney wants others who may be in a violent relationship to learn from his cousin's experience.

"If a man beats on you, or hollers at you or doesn't respect you its leading up to this point," Dabney said. "I pray to God that you have the common sense to say hey the love is not there and to get out of the situation."

Parker is due in a Davidson County Court December 27.

He has previous convictions for domestic assault, forgery and burglary.

He remains in jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

If you, or someone, you know is in an abusive relationship you can call the YWCA's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 615-242-1199 or 1-800-334-4628.

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