Local Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle
The Texarkana Texas Police Department made an arrest last night (Wednesday, April 22) after a man was struck by a vehicle on Texas Boulevard. Kelli Jack, 20, of Texarkana Arkansas, was arrested for Aggravated Assault and Possession of Marijuana last night after he pursued and struck another man with his car near the intersection of Texas Boulevard and W. 40th Street. The man is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
According to the press release, shortly after 8:00 tonight, officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery that had just occurred and found the 32-year-old victim lying injured in the roadway on Texas Boulevard. He had been struck and run over by a vehicle driven by Jack, who told officers that the victim had robbed him minutes before.
Jack said that he was giving the victim a ride from a nearby convenience store when the man produced a firearm and stole his wallet. The victim then fled on foot with Jack chasing him in his car for several blocks. Jack said that when he caught up with the victim, he struck him with his vehicle to recover his property. However, evidence found at the scene led officers to question Jack’s account of the incident. After being interviewed by detectives, Jack was arrested for Aggravated Assault and Possession of Marijuana.
The victim was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center suffering from serious injuries and is currently listed in critical situation.
Jack was booked into the Bi-State Jail on Wednesday night. Bond on both charges is still pending. The incident remains under investigation.