A frightened dad is so worried after his son mowed him down in a car that he is planning to leave the area.
Nottingham Crown Court heard on Monday how Dean Wilson, 37, of Spital Lane, Chesterfield, drove into his father Norman Wilson and reversed over him.
Defendant Dean Wilson carried out the attack on Gloucester Road, Chesterfield, on Halloween after accusing his father of having a sexual relationship with his ex-partner.
Prosecuting barrister Dawn Pritchard said: “The windscreen of Norman Wilson’s Ford Focus had been smashed and he was out vacuuming the car when he heard a screech. He turned and saw his son saying he didn’t want his kids or his ex-partner at his dad’s house or he would kill him. Norman Wilson said the defendant indicated he had smashed the windscreen.
“The defendant said he had been told Norman had been going to bed with his ex and Dean Wilson said he was going to kill him and added, ‘If I don’t kill you now, I’ll be back’.”
The court heard how Norman Wilson had laughed because his son’s comments reminded him of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line from the movie Terminator.
Ms Pritchard added: “The defendant then jumped in his car and came at speed and hit Norman Wilson so he was thrown in the air and as he landed a few yards from his own vehicle the defendant drove at him again and ran over his leg.”
Witnesses confirmed Dean Wilson drove his Mazda at Norman Wilson and then reversed over him.
One witness Natalie Mosley bravely put herself in the path of Dean Wilson’s vehicle, according to the court, during what she said was another attempt to drive over him.
Ms Pritchard explained Norman Wilson remembers someone holding his head and saying he was dying and things became blurred before he woke in hospital.
The defendant went to Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s mental health unit where he admitted running over his father and he was arrested.
His father was treated for broken ribs, bruising and grazing at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital and now uses a mobility scooter.
In a victim statement, 60-year-old Norman Wilson said he feels threatened and feels he has got to leave the area.
Dean Wilson told police he was certain his father had slept with his ex-partner and admitted driving over him twice because he was angry but denied wanting to kill him.
The defendant was originally charged with attempted murder but the Crown Prosecution Service accepted the lesser charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Dean Wilson pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent after the attack on October 31, last year, and a not guilty finding was recorded on the attempted murder charge.
Ms Pritchard explained that the attack had completely divided the family.
Defence barrister Matthew Donkin said: “Dean Wilson behaved out of character and gave leave to all of his good senses. He has been the principle carer for his children aged seven and eight and his 14-year-old step son. There was a lack of premeditation until he got in his vehicle. He immediately admitted what he had done and made full admissions. A doctor’s report said he has anxiety and depression.
“The genesis of this offence is the over-riding belief his father betrayed him. He was unable to dissuade himself from the view that any involvement his father would have on his children would be detrimental.”
Judge Michael Stokes jailed Dean Wilson for six years and disqualified him from driving for four years and his car was confiscated.
He told the defendant: “Your relationship with your father broke down badly by your suspicions that rightly or wrongly he was involved sexually with your former partner.
“Travelling at a speed estimated at 20mph you drove at him and knocked him into the road and you then quite deliberately reversed over him. He was extremely lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries.”