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Nottingham resident charged with attempted murder after running down man with SUV

Police GraphicA Nottingham man is facing attempted murder charges after ramming another man with his SUV over the weekend.

At about 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the 600 block of Walker Street for a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 41-year-old resident was hit by a vehicle allegedly operated by 38-year old George Elmer Wagner, III, of Nottingham.

Wagner and his brother came to the victim’s residence to confront the victim about an ongoing juvenile issue between Wagner’s nephew and the victim’s son. After a verbal argument, Wagner got into a Honda Pilot and drove away only to turn around and drive toward the victim.

Wagner maneuvered the vehicle over a curb and onto a sidewalk where he struck the victim. Wagner and his brother then fled the scene.

The victim sustained multiple abrasions to his right hand and an injury to his right foot. Paramedics from the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to the scene however the victim refused transport to an emergency room.

The investigating officer did reach Wagner by phone however he refused to go to the police station for an interview. The officer obtained an arrest warrant Wagner.

He turned turned himself in that evening.

Wagner has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

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