MESA, AZ — A Mesa man has been arrested for running over his girlfriend with his SUV, then taking off.
Mesa police report that on March 7 officers responded to a home near Greenfield Road and University Drive for an injured woman.
There, they found a woman with severe injuries and "road rash on her back."
Doctors would later report to police her pelvis broke in two places, a dislocated right hip and various cuts and bruises on her legs and back.
The woman reported to police that she and her boyfriend, 60-year-old Jack Randell Kirk, got into an argument while in his SUV.
She tried to leave, but he allegedly punched her and continued driving.
The women crawled out of the passenger side window and held onto the door as Kirk continued to drive.
Four witnesses reportedly told police that they saw the SUV swerving back and forth until the woman fell off and was run over by the SUV's back tire.
Upon his arrest, Kirk refused to answer any question without an attorney.
He has been charged with several counts of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
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