Police seek driver of truck that rammed van
by Madasyn Czebiniak
Oct 28, 2013 | 4202 views |  0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police today were investigating an alleged assault in which a van carrying five passengers was struck by a pickup truck early this morning.

According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the five victims, between the ages of 17 and 20, were sitting in the driver’s white Chevrolet Ventura van in the Hillcrest Baptist Church Parking lot between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m.

George said he did not know why they were there so early in the morning.

The captain said while the five victims were in the parking lot, the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims showed up in his pickup truck and began driving in circles around the van.

The suspect struck both the van’s rear and front ends with his truck before driving away, George said.

George said the 19-year-old driver of the van struck his face against the steering wheel and broke his glasses and suffered from minor injuries including small cuts. None of the victims required medical treatment, George said.

The total cost of the damage was $2,900, according to a police report.

The driver of the van told police this morning he will press charges against the suspect, who could face two charges of second-degree assault and a charge first-degree criminal mischief, all felonies, according to a police report.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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