A Winston-Salem man was charged with assault after he hit another man with his vehicle at the Statesville Auto Auction on Monday, authorities said.
Jason David Faulkner, 31, of Winston-Salem was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, larceny and aggressive driving. His bond was set at $200,000.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated after a report came in from the auto auction north of Statesville that a person had been struck by a car in the parking lot.
The caller was following the suspect’s vehicle, which had left the scene after striking the man, deputies said.
The caller, who was driving a tow truck, told deputies he was forced off the road by the suspect as he was attempting to relay information about the suspect vehicle’s location.
Deputies with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team (ACE) went to Glenway Drive and met with the caller, while other deputies responded to the auto auction.
The victim was eventually transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of a broken leg, deputies said.
Deputies said the incident happened after a wrecker driver, who was the victim of the hit-and-run, repossessed Faulkner’s vehicle in Winston-Salem and brought it to the auto action to be stored.
Faulkner learned his vehicle had been towed to the auto auction and called the repossession company to make arrangements to get his personal belongings out of the car, authorities said.
When he got into the vehicle Monday, he started it and tried to drive away, reports indicate.
The wrecker driver tried to stop Faulkner from driving away and was struck by the front bumper of the vehicle, officials said.
A witness then followed Faulkner and alerted authorities.
Faulkner was later located and arrested.