A 15-year-old from York County faces an attempted murder charge after being accused of hitting another teen with his car after an argument.
Police say the 18-year-old who was struck had gotten into an argument with someone inside the car.
A woman called deputies and reported seeing a white Nissan Altima intentionally hit a man who was attempting to leave the area of Spicewood Drive on foot, according to a report from the York County Sheriff’s Office. The woman said she’d seen several people inside the car. A girl inside the vehicle exited the car, the witness said, and slapped someone in the face.
The girl and the 18-year-old victim exchanged some words, before they began driving off, the report states. As the car was leaving, someone threw an ashtray and a pill bottle at the victim.
Another woman told police she heard the car hit the victim, the report states. She said she grabbed her daughter as the car sped by to keep the young girl from also getting hit.
Deputies spoke with the victim at Piedmont Medical Center, the report states. He said he was talking with some people when one of the girls hit one of his friends in the face. He and the girl argued after he told her not to hit his friends. He gave them the middle finger before walking away, which is when he said they sped up and hit him.
The victim had cuts to his elbow, forearm, wrist and kidney area, the report states.
Other witness statements confirm that the driver intended to hit the victim.
Deputies later met up with the teenage suspect and served him the attempted murder warrant, according to the report.