By | February 3, 2024

In Harrison Township, a tale of shocking vehicular assault has emerged, leaving the local community stunned. A man has been accused of intentionally striking a woman with his vehicle, causing severe injuries, including the severing of her ankle.

The Accused and His Charges

Darius Thomas, a 30-year-old resident of the township, has been charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of aggravated vehicular assault. Thomas’ charges were filed this week, as revealed by the Vandalia Municipal Court in their online records.

The Incident and Aftermath

The incident took place on Salem Avenue, a bustling street in Harrison Township. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office identified Thomas as the person of interest in the case, following a pedestrian collision. Upon their arrival at the scene, deputies discovered a 29-year-old woman lying near a local business with her ankle severely severed.

Initial investigations suggest an argument between the woman and her boyfriend, Thomas, escalated horrifically. The dispute ended with Thomas allegedly driving his vehicle into the woman, causing her serious injuries. She was promptly transported to a nearby hospital.

Search for the Accused

Thomas remains at large, with no current booking in the Montgomery County Jail. After the incident, it’s believed he fled the scene in the involved vehicle, a Kia Soul with Ohio registration KAP5082. The vehicle is likely to have sustained significant front and hood damage.

The sheriff’s office has appealed to the public for assistance in locating Thomas. Anyone with information about Thomas or the incident is urged to contact the Regional Dispatch Centre or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers.

This unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the consequences of aggression and impulsive actions. It’s hoped that justice will be served promptly and that the victim will make a full recovery.

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