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Police: Man rams Explorer with truck after drug deal goes wrong

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

A drug deal that went wrong could be the explanation behind an assault with a vehicle near a Johnson City doughnut shop, according to police.

Johnson City police charged Bobby L. Porter, 37, 3614 North Roan St., with three counts of aggravated assault by a motor vehicle and driving on a revoked license early Friday morning.

According to police, Porter rammed his Chevrolet S10 pickup truck into the rear of a Ford Explorer near Krispy Crème Donut Shop on West Market Street around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Three people were in the Explorer but no one was hurt.

According to one of the victims in the Explorer, Porter got angry after a drug deal went wrong. Porter reportedly tried to exchange prescription pills for cocaine with one of the other victims.

Police said Porter then chased after the victims for several miles before ramming into the back of the Explorer near the doughnut shop.

Porter was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $60,000 bond.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.

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