Oxford man arrested after vehicle plows through fence at assisted living construction site

Chaz Hampton

An Oxford man was arrested after his vehicle plowed through a fence at an assisted living construction site.

Chaz Maurice Hampton, 31, had been at the wheel of a blue Kia in the wee hours Sunday morning when his vehicle crashed through a fence at the site of the Your Life of Wildwood memory care and assisted living construction site at Powell Road and Broken Oak Drive, across the street from Pinellas Plaza in The Villages.

A short time later, police found Hampton’s wife at Pinellas Plaza.

“I’m scared, my husband is going to get mad and beat me up if I tell and I don’t want to get him in trouble,” she told officers, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.

An Oxford man was arrested after leaving the scene of a crash at a construction site of an assisted living and memory care center on Powell Road in Wildwood.

She had been traveling in the car with her husband when the crash occurred. She accompanied police to the Proctor Construction Co. site and showed them the damage caused when the vehicle struck the fence. Police found remains from the damaged vehicle at the site.

She contacted Hampton and asked him to pick her up at the nearby Sumter County Service Center. When he arrived, he was taken into custody.

He is facing charges of hit and run and battery. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $30,000 bond.