Man enters guilty plea: Altercation leads to girlfriend’s ex thrown from car

A man was sentenced to a year in jail after an altercation that led to his girlfriend’s ex being thrown from his vehicle.

Michale L. Mullins Jr., 22, Franklin, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.

He was sentenced to one year in jail and two years on probation, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The charges stemmed from an incident in October 2016.

Police were called to King Street and Lovers Lane, near Interstate 65, where they found Kaleb Doty lying in the road with serious injuries.

Police said Doty had been thrown from the front of a vehicle driven by Mullins after the two had gotten into an altercation.

Doty and his girlfriend had gone to the apartment of his ex-girlfriend at Franklin Cove Apartments.

The woman’s current boyfriend, Mullins, came outside and began yelling at them and they left.

Mullins followed in a separate vehicle, and when they stopped at the stoplight at Lovers Lane and King Street, Doty got out of the vehicle and began yelling at Mullins.

Doty was standing in front of Mullins’ vehicle when Mullins began driving.

He turned west on King Street with Doty on the hood of the vehicle.

Doty’s girlfriend told police she followed his vehicle until she realized Doty wasn’t there, turned around, and found him lying in the median along King Street.

Mullins, who had left the scene, told police that Doty got in front of his vehicle and began banging on the hood.

Mullins pulled the vehicle forward a few inches twice, and Doty would step back and continued hitting the hood. Mullins told police he felt he needed to protect the vehicle, so he took off, and Doty jumped on the hood of the vehicle and would not let go.

He told police he turned on King Street and sped up, reaching about 30 mph, until Doty fell off the hood, striking the driver’s side mirror.

Doty survived but received multiple injuries, including spinal fractures, a rib and clavicle fracture, facial fractures and a brain bleed.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.