A 30-year-old Tenmile man faces numerous charges after stealing a vehicle Wednesday and attempting to run the victim over, according to a press release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).
At about 5:15 p.m., Nov. 8, deputies were called to a report of a man who told dispatch he was following a man who had stolen his vehicle, but had lost sight of it.
DCSO and other law enforcement searched the area for the vehicle, but did not locate it.
A few minutes before 7 p.m., the victim called again and reported seeing his vehicle at the Tenmile Store, adding the suspect, identified as Carl Edward Morrison, 30, of Tenmile, had tried to run him over before fleeing the scene.
The victim’s vehicle ran out of gas at the intersection of Benedict and Ireland Roads, and Morrison fled on foot.
Morrison was reportedly found hiding in some brush nearby, and was arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree assault, failure to perform the duties of a driver, reckless endangering, felon in possession of a firearm and menacing.