XENIA — A road rage incident preceded a pedestrian strike in Xenia late Monday night and resulted with one man arrested and another male hospitalized in the intensive care unit, according to Greene County court records.
Jake Allen Riley, 20, of Xenia was arrested Tuesday and is facing a preliminary charge of felonious assault, jail records show.
The victim in the incident, only identified as a male, suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive, court documents indicate.
Riley was the driver one of the two vehicles involved in the incident, which started at Taco Bell on West Main Street in Xenia around 11:40 p.m. Monday. The first vehicle was pulling through the restaurant’s parking lot as Riley was pulling out, forcing Riley to stop his vehicle quickly.
The other driver, who was not identified, revved his engine and had an exchange of words with Riley. As that vehicle left the lot, Riley followed it in his car, tailgating and swerving the other vehicle, court records allege.
Both vehicles stopped at least two times, with the occupants of the vehicles confronting each other and engaged in physical altercations. The driver of the first car, while attempting to lose Riley and the vehicle he was driving, stopped a third time at a parking lot near Lexington Park on Lexington Avenue.
The victim, after exiting the car to confront Riley, was hit by the car Riley was driving, and drug him under the car as Riley drove away. Witnesses told police the victim was holding onto the car to prevent from going completely underneath it, according to court documents.
Riley continued driving the car, with the victim holding on, out of the parking lot and onto North Patton Street. After stopping, Riley backed up, and left the scene, leaving the victim in the roadway severely injured, police said.
Police later identified Riley as the driver and contacted him. He told investigators he was going to seek medical treatment from injuries during one of the altercations, and would turn himself in, court records said.
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