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Suspect faces attempted murder charge


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By C.J. McMANUS
Sun Advocate associate editor

Police allege Price man ran SUV into victim twice

A Price man has been arrested and booked for attempted murder after it was reported that he intentionally ran over an individual twice.

The victim, a 32-year-old Price man, required surgery and suffered multiple broken bones due to the alleged assault. He is being treated at Castleview Hospital.

Price City Police Capt. Bill Barnes reported Monday that Matthew Alan Thatcher, 33, of Price had been arrested Sunday evening after eye witness reports and evidence led police to his 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The incident reportedly began just after 6:40 p.m. when public safety dispatch reported of a male subject being repeatedly run over. The suspect then fled the scene.

As Sgt. Tracy Allred and his team began investigating the scene, forensic evidence was documented and seized.

"Reliable eyewitness statements were also obtained," said Barnes.

After securing the scene and assisting Carbon County EMTs with the victim's transport, officers followed up leads, identifying the alleged assailant's old girlfriend and passenger.

Thatcher was arrested at his residence in Price and his Jeep was seized.

Following his arrest, interviews with Thatcher and the victim allegedly point to an ongoing dispute between the two, said the release.

"Upon seeing the victim riding his bicycle at about 670 East 400 South in Price, Thatcher allegedly seized the opportunity to run the victim over," said Barnes. "Upon being knocked down to the road, the victim jumped up and began running away. Thatcher allegedly ran over the victim a second time, dragging him a short distance."

Additional charges are likely upon review by the Carbon County Attorney's Office, Barnes said.

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