Michael Hayes

Michael Lynn Hayes Jr.

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

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