A woman suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the hospital after a man allegedly intentionally ran her over with a car in Waukegan, prosecutors said.
Gejuan J. Grashen, 40, of Zion, was charged with failure to report a crash with injury, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Eduardo Zermeno said during a bond hearing that officers responded on December 26 to a 911 call from someone who witnessed a physical altercation in Waukegan.
Officers later spoke at the hospital with the victim, who reported that she had a Christmas party at her residence.
A violent interaction broke out between the female victim and Grashen.
The argument spilled over to the parking lot and Grashen got into his vehicle and ran over the woman with the car, Zermeno said.
Grashen fled the scene. Officers recovered surveillance video of the incident.
The video showed Grashen exiting an apartment and approaching the victim in the hallway, Zermeno said.
A fight occurred where the victim struck allegedly Grashen. The two continued to fight.
The video showed Grashen reversing his car and then stopping it once the victim ran toward his car, Zermeno said.
Zermeno said Grashen accelerated as the woman stood in front of his car, running her over with the SUV.
The victim suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
Court records show an arrest warrant was issued for Grashen in early January.
He was arrested last weekend and transported to the Lake County Jail.
Lake County Judge George Pappas ordered Grashen held on a $350,000 bond, which was set initially on the warrant.
Grashen remains held in the jail and would need to post $35,000 cash in order to be released.