Police: Man hits girlfriend with car, rams into witnesses attempting to help her

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Apr 10, 2019

MESA, AZ — A Mesa man allegedly hit his girlfriend with his car, then rammed into a vehicle holding witnesses who attempted to help her, according to court documents.

Mesa police report that on April 3, Letoree Lanier Brown, 22, and his girlfriend were arguing in his car. She walked away from his vehicle and Brown followed her, then allegedly hit her with his car.

Police say two witnesses saw the woman fall to the ground after Brown allegedly hit her with his car.

The witnesses helped the victim by putting her in their car and taking her to a friend's home.

Brown pursued them, however, pulling up next to their car and ramming into it before leaving the area.

Police say the victim was injured but refused medical attention.

Police located and arrested Brown early the next morning near Dobson and Broadway roads.

He has been charged with multiple charges including criminal damage and aggravated assault.

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