ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - Police in Asheville say they have arrested a man accused of assaulting a driver, stealing his car and running the driver over while trying to leave the scene.
Police said the victim was taken to the hospital after the incident that happened Sunday at 9:50 p.m. on White Pine Drive. The victim is still in critical but stable condition.
The suspect, 28-year-old Michael Lynn Hayes Jr., has been charged with felony hit and run inflicting injury, possession of a stolen vehicle and felony larceny of a motor vehicle for this incident. In addition, he has several open warrants for failure to appear in court on the following offenses:
- (2) misdemeanor larceny
- unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
- reckless driving to endanger
- hit and run failure to stop causing property damage
- (2) driving while license revoked, not impaired
- hit and run leaving the scene property damage
- resisting public officer
- simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance