Franklin County deputies Friday afternoon arrested a man accused of running over his girlfriend with his pickup truck following an argument.
The sheriff’s office said the 55-year-old woman, who was not identified, sustained “substantial” injuries in the incident that happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in the 100 block of Indian Prairie Lane south of Union.
The woman’s son contacted the sheriff’s office and reported that her mother called him and said she had been injured by her boyfriend. She told deputies that during the argument she asked the boyfriend to leave and that he ran over her twice as he was leaving, according to a report.
The victim was taken by Union Ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington and deputies began searching for the boyfriend who was believed to be armed.
Officers later found the man’s vehicle abandoned in a wooded area off Bend Road outside of Pacific and called in a St. Louis County K-9 unit to assist in the search. About 1 p.m. Friday, officers tracked the man to a cabin near where the truck was found, the sheriff's office said.
Initially, the suspect would not answer the door but later came out and was taken into custody without incident, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect, a 54-year-old Union man, was not identified because he had not been charged at the time of this post.
Check back for updates as more information becomes available and see next Wednesday’s Missourian for more details.