Faulkner County woman accused of hitting man with car faces assault charges

A Faulkner County woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking a man with her car in Mayflower before fleeing the scene Friday.

 

According to a probable cause affidavit, a Mayflower police officer was contacted about an incident at Harps Food Store shortly before 9 a.m. Friday.

The caller reported she “witnessed what she believed to be a white male being struck or run over by a white passenger car before driving away northbound on Highway 365,” the affidavit states.

Once on scene, the officer spoke with the victim, who said he met with his soon-to-be ex-wife at the Harp’s parking lot when a heated argument ended with him being run over by his wife’s friend.

He said his wife and the woman who struck him with her vehicle, 51-year-old Dana Pryor, were headed to Searcy for a court hearing.

The victim said he and wife met up Friday morning so that he could giver her some money but that they began “yelling at each other over the money,” according to the affidavit.

He and his wife’s friend, who was driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck him, also began arguing after he gave his wife the money.

The victim said he and the driver “exchanged words and she went at him like she was going to hit him,” according to the affidavit. “[The victim] said that in his moment of anger, he told Pryor to hit him and she did. Pryor struck him with her vehicle knocking him to the ground and drove off.”

While surveillance footage did not clearly capture the incident, the officer was able to get information from the witness and requested Searcy police keep an eye out for the two woman involved in the incident.

Searcy police later questioned both women at the White County Courthouse.

The victim’s wife was released and Pryor was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

Pryor, who was released from the county jail on a $4,000 bond, is set to appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Aug. 28.

 

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