By The Chronicle
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is planning on referring a Toledo man to prosecutors for a felony assault charge after he allegedly tried to hit a woman with his truck.
The suspect, Jason R. Stanley, 44, of Toledo, has not yet been located. The sheriff’s office plans to recommend a charge of first-degree assault.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded at 10:05 a.m. Monday to the 4100 block of Jackson Highway after receiving a report of the incident.
The alleged victim, a 33-year-old woman, reported that the suspect, an ex, was waiting for her on Jackson Highway as she walked back to her residence from a store, according to the sheriff’s office.
She crossed the road to avoid him, but he followed her. At some point, the suspect allegedly got into his truck and drove in the woman’s direction, swerving at her and hitting her in the back of the shoulder with the truck’s side mirror.
The woman declined medical attention but had red marks on the area, according to the sheriff’s office.
A witness confirmed the woman’s account, as did tread marks on the side of the road, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.
The Sheriff’s Office is planning on referring Stanley for charges unless he is located and arrested first.