West Wareham man found guilty of dragging woman with car

Apr 12, 2018

A West Wareham man was sentenced to community service and placed on administrative supervision on April 11 in Barnstable District Court for dragging a woman with his car after an argument.

According to police records, Davon Veiga-Donovan, 23, was arguing with a woman on South Main Street in Centerville on Nov. 10, 2017. A witness said the woman was found lying down near her house as Donovan’s car sped up Church Street in the wrong lane. Donovan told police he was arguing with the victim inside his car and she would not leave.

After she stepped out of the car, he said she stood by the door and punched him through the open window, according to records. He started to drive away when the woman grabbed the door. Records state he heard her fall and saw her yelling on the ground.

Donovan was sentenced to 28 hours of community service and one year of administrative supervision, a form of probation.

Comments (13)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 12, 2018 16:15

Good one... surprised this didn't happen in Wareham.  Instead, one of ours was representing us well elsewhere.  I would have paid to watch this little psyco mishap.  Did he really do anything wrong?  Says right here that she grabbed on.  If you don't want to be dragged by a car, don't grab on to one!  And why isn't she getting charged for assaulting him through the window?  It definitely took two to tango with this one!


We ought to be seeing more trashy stuff like this right here in Wareham once they build the new project.



Posted by: montana20 | Apr 15, 2018 05:47

Wareham by the sea. You are awfull. Your comments are so prejudice and biased against Wareham, all the time.  It's as if you live, strive and get off on negativity where this town is concerned. I used to enjoy participating in the comments but I don't anymore. Don't you have another town, maybe where you are born and raised, where you can thrive on? Is your town so rosey? There are problem people everywhere. I notice you don't comment on the positive and political stories and concerns which govern this town. I think Wareham is a great town if we could just keep out alot of the out of town dealers and negativity.

Posted by: montana20 | Apr 15, 2018 05:50

But i do agree it seams as though this man was just trying to leave an argument. The woman should have backed off.

Posted by: Fortywhat2 | Apr 15, 2018 08:24

Thank you MONTANA20!  I don’t even read the posts from certain others because of the negativity.  It’s really sad because sometimes they might be posting something worth reading.  I was raised that “if you don’t have anything nice to say then say nothing at all” and “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks”.  Everyone has some type of skeletons in their closets and family members that have no control over others actions but love the people involved in the articles, they shouldn’t have to read their loved ones and/or the town they love being badgered.  That being said... PLEASE re-read you posts and think about how your loved ones would be affected if the article was about them before pressing that “create post” button.  Thank you!

Posted by: Fortywhat2 | Apr 15, 2018 08:27

I don’t defend what this person did it’s just the article that my post is attached to.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 15, 2018 08:28

Montana, I appreciate your second comment.  We are in agreement about what happened.


As far as my MO.  I love Wareham.  This town is beautiful. I have been here in some capacity since 1974.  My negativity is a combination of facetiousness and frustration.  You are definitely not the first one to call me out on it.  Wareham is different.  Sure all towns have stuff.  Some have a lot worse.  It's just the frequency and the nature of it around here. Look around.  It's fact not opinion.  Look around.


I do comment positively.  Boy Scouts & Girls Tennis just recently.  Did you see those?


I don't comment on politics.  That's just not me.  I really don't have much to say about politics. However I have had an opinion on the election at WFD, which is political.


You state that you used to enjoy participating in the comments.  My adivce is to continue.  Why let a few get the best of you?  I'll tell you one good thing, you may not like some of my comments, but I'll never criticize or attack you on here. My goal is to have fun at the expense of dumbest criminals and other classic nonsense, typical to the area.

Posted by: SammieJfive | Apr 15, 2018 14:45

WBTS, you actually HAVE made comments and criticisms about me! You just don't know who I am. It has hurt me to the BONE! I too, have stopped commenting for the most part. Whenever something concerning crimes come up, you feel impelled to comment! Usually it's drugs, but this one didn't even mention those, and it WASN'T in our town. Hope you find some happiness other than putting others down!

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Apr 15, 2018 17:21

Among the classic characteristics of an online Troll:


1) Posts inflammatory comments, not to engage in serious conversation, but to "grief" or annoy an online community.

(2) An obvious glee and elated satisfaction is aroused in them when people join the fight and reply to their deliberately disruptive comments.


Sometimes the best way to deal with a Troll is to tell them what you think of them and then stop reading their comments altogether.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 15, 2018 18:14

Sammie - sorry if I inadvertently hurt you in some way.  You've explained your situation.  I've actually congratulated you and I've never directly stated anything towards SAMMIEJFIVE.  Sorry again, but I cannot be responsible if I've hurt "who you really are".  My last several comments include a turkey, a seal, five young people caught buying heroin, a guy that burned down a house doing heroin, the drug dealer going to jail, and the WFD ballots.  Before all those are similar comments on similar topics.  None have anything to do with you or have ever been directed towards you.  I do not know how I could have "hurt you to the bone"...as you stated.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 15, 2018 18:26

Andrea - you're chimed in with that same old troll rhetoric.  You don't need to swoop in like the comment police.  I didn't see this one coming because our dialogue has been constructive lately regarding WFD.  I'm sure these two can fight their own battles.  And no, I am not a mythological creature of Scandinavian folklore.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Apr 15, 2018 21:53

WBTS - Constructive dialogue under one topic, doesn't automatically mean I'm going to agree with your dialogue or the tone with which you express it under other topics. It also doesn't mean that I read every comment you post; I stopped doing that quite awhile ago.

As for the remainder of my above comment, it was written because I have a great deal of empathy for Montana, Fortywhat2 and Sammiejfive. Like them, I also have had the experience of participating in Wareham Week's comment section diminished by the tone and/or repetitive tactics of some of the comments posted on Wareham Week. And yes, some of the comments which you have posted have had that kind of impact upon me.

Regarding my reference to “online Troll:” I will always remember your own admission as posted in a comment on Wareham Week, January 4, 2017. You said and I quote,

“I find that certain words are like fishing lures. Fishing can be fun.  I like casting out various lures to see who bites and gets hooked.”

To me, that sounds a lot like the characteristics of an Online Troll. In my opinion, sometimes the best way to deal with a Troll, or simply someone whose comments often upset you, is to tell them how you feel and then stop reading their comments altogether.





Posted by: cranky pants | Apr 16, 2018 07:15

Wow WBTS, you even got them remembering exact dates and quotes. I'm surprised you didn't get hit with a link to some anti-bullying website or something similar.

For what it's worth, I always enjoy your comments. Then again I completely understand what context to read them in. Either that or I'm just a pompous jerk and as the saying goes, misery loves company. I've been called the silver tongue devil, so yea.. there it is.

I think the issue really lies where some people aren't creative enough to step outside the box a little bit. They are simply reading the comments at face value and don't catch the irony or satire that was conveyed behind the message.

Problem is we are living in a society where many folks have their little plastic hearts taped to the outside of their sleeves. Some of us don't live that way so it's rather easy to be neglectful of these things called "feelings".

Group hug make anyone feel better ?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 17, 2018 07:22

Cranky - thanks, I'm glad that you get it.

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