Curtis Man Arrested After Alleged Assault During Vehicle Repossession

A Curtis man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a man trying to repossess his car.

Patrick J. Trice, 39, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault.

Deputies from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of Alder Ridge Road in Curtis after receiving a report of an assault.

According to the sheriff’s office, two men were in the process of repossessing a Cadillac Escalade and had the proper paperwork giving them the right to do so.

Trice, the owner of the vehicle, reportedly jumped in the driver’s seat and attempted to drive the car away. He put the car in reverse and allegedly struck one of the repossession agents who was standing behind the vehicle.

The man was not seriously injured.