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Hitchhiker charged with assault

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) -

An Athens woman claims she was terrorized by a hitchhiker.

The woman told police she and her young son picked up the man-- Stephen Conar.

As she was driving to Conar's house, she says he threatened to kill himself.

When she dropped him off, the woman says she saw Conar put a rifle in his mouth then get in a car and begin to chase her.

She flagged down an officer. Moments later, Conar slammed into the woman's vehicle and was arrested.

He told the officer he was following the woman because he had her cell phone and wanted to return it.

Conar is charged with aggravated assault.

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