MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man has been accused of striking his former girlfriend with a car.
Ross Alexander Lee, 35, was arrested early Sunday on preliminary counts of domestic battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and leaving the scene of a traffic accident. The domestic battery charge is a Level 5 felony carrying up to six years in prison.
Muncie police had responded to a report of a car-pedestrian accident in the 2200 block of North Walnut Street about 1:30 a.m.
The 38-year-old woman told officers she and Lee had been involved in an argument, and when he left the area, he “drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed in her direction, colliding with her right side.”
According to an affidavit, the woman had a “raised knot” on her right wrist and complained of pain elsewhere.
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She reported her four-year relationship with Lee had ended in January.
A witness told police she saw the vehicle knock the accuser to the ground.
Arrested a short time later at his home, Lee denied striking his accuser with his vehicle. He was released from the Delaware County jail after posting a $12,500 bond.
Court records reflect no prior felony charges against the Muncie man.
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Douglas Walker is a news reporter for The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at [email protected]