Man Facing Attempted Murder Charge After Rock Valley Incident

July 12, 2021 10:54am

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A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving over someone following an argument.


The Rock Valley Police Department says about 2 o’clock Sunday morning, officers responded to a car vs pedestrian accident in Rock Valley. Witnesses told officers in the 1300 block of Main Street, a vehicle struck the pedestrian and drove completely over them, then fled the scene.


The victim was transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Police say the investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle and the pedestrian had gotten into an argument. Police allege the argument continued into the street when the pedestrian confronted the driver on the side of the road where the driver backed his vehicle away from the pedestrian and then allegedly drove towards the pedestrian, striking and dragging them under the car until they were run over by the rear wheels.


The driver, identified as 39-year-old Jaime Martinez Montiel, was located inside a closet at an apartment on Valley Drive.  He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and serious injury by vehicle.


Martinez Montiel is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond in the Sioux County Jail.


The investigation is ongoing and police are expecting more charges to be filed.


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