Updated: 10:03 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 | Posted: 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Greenville police: Driver 'deliberately' hit pedestrian


James Edward Stewart photo
James Edward Stewart

By Breaking News Staff


UPDATE @ 9:48 p.m. (9/3/2014): The driver of the car that hit a pedestrian remains in jail on a charge of felonious assault, Greenville police said Wednesday.

James Edward Stewart, 35, is in the Darke County Jail on no bond and is awaiting a court date for arraignment, according to online jail records.

Police say they have determined through their investigation that Stewart "deliberately, and with the intention of causing serious bodily harm, struck the victim," Ben Jones.

Jones, 37, suffered leg injuries, police said.

The police department is asking anyone with additional information about the incident to contact the department at (937) 548-4150, option 4, or call Darke County Crime Stoppers at (937) 547-1661. All callers may remain anonymous.

FIRST REPORT (9/2/14): A male pedestrian hit by a car on East Fourth Street, in what Greenville police are investigating as a possible domestic dispute, was taken to a hospital and the driver who hit him was taken to jail.

The pedestrian's condition was not immediately available, but he was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight after the accident Tuesday night, the earlybirdpaper.com reports.

Greenville police said the male driver of a maroon sedan was speeding when he ran a stop sign at Locust and Fourth, hit the pedestrian and smashed into a parked car.

The driver was taken to Wayne HealthCare and then booked into jail pending the filing of charges.

An accident reconstruction team was called to the scene.

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