ASHLAND One man is facing multiple charges and another sustained serious injuries as a result of an incident on 31st Street in Ashland on Sunday evening.

Shortly before Ashland Police received a call at 7:30 p.m., nearby residents — a couple of blocks away from the incident — flagged down an officer on patrol.

“They were talking about this guy causing a problem in a black jeep,” said Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley.

About that time, the man operating the black Jeep, police concluded, struck the man living at 445 31st Street, pinning the person between the Jeep and his own porch.

The victim’s wife and small child were nearby.

“The wife is slightly injured from the vehicle or debris,” Kelley said. “The child has no injuries.”

The victim was transported to a hospital in Huntington.

Kelley could not provide the name of the suspect or victim as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

The suspect fled from the scene but didn’t get far, according to Kelley. Police caught him about a block away and took him into custody.

“They confirmed it was him that was driving,” Kelley said. 

The suspect is charged with three counts of criminal attempt to commit murder because it was intentional, according to police, and two counts of criminal mischief in the first degree because the fence and house belonging to the victim is damaged.

There is also a porch and fence that don’t belong to the victim that are damaged.

APD is in the “beginning stages” of investigating a possible dispute that led up to the incident.

 

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