Arrest made in vehicular assault case

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Friday on charges of striking another with a vehicle during an incident earlier in January.

On Jan. 11, Newnan Police off icers responded to the McDonald's restaurant on Bullsboro Drive in reference to an assault, Officer Thomas Lanyi said in an incident report. When officers arrived, they met with the victim, who had no visible injuries and refused medical treatment.

The victim told officers he was in the parking lot when a gray or silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo accelerated toward him, the officer reported. The victim said he jumped in the air and was struck in the leg. The vehicle then backed out of the parking lot and fled westbound on Bullsboro Drive.

Officers were able to speak to two other witnesses, including a friend of the victim who was able to identify the driver as Semaj Jordan Scott, 18. The victim's friend told officers that, before the assault, he and Scott had an argument inside McDonald's over their place in line, the officer reported.

Scott was booked into the Coweta County Jail on Friday on the charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.



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