A Conway man says his foot was run over while attempting to repossess a vehicle on Eve Lane early Wednesday morning.
The 43-year-old repo man told police he arrived on scene of the residence to repossess a 2006 Ford truck. The repossessor said he allowed a 33-year-old Conway man, who lived at the home, to remove personal items from the truck, at which point, the man’s wife, a 28-year-old Conway woman, exited the home.
According to the repo man, the woman was wearing a Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office jacket, and identified herself as law enforcement. The woman also stated she was on the phone with her Lieutenant, who was said to be on his way to the residence, according to the repo man.
The woman later told police she did not identify herself as law enforcement or state she was on the phone with her Lieutenant, but instead called dispatch to ask questions about repossessions. Police were able to listen to a recorded portion of the call, during which officers heard the woman state she worked for the sheriff’s office.
The woman told officers she was formerly with the sheriff’s office, as a jailer, until January. Upon police arrival around 1:21 a.m., officers observed the woman wearing an FCSO jacket with a badge patch.
The woman told police she "grabbed the closest coat she could find" before going outside, the incident report states.
After the woman came outside, the repo man says her husband entered the truck, revved the engine and backed the truck over his foot, while he slipped in the mud and fell. The victim said his foot was sore, but not broken.
A 24-year-old Ward woman, who stated she was in the repossessor’s truck at the time of the incident, told police she witnessed the husband enter the truck and back it over the repo man’s foot.
The man’s wife told police she did not see her husband run over the man’s foot, but did acknowledge he was on the ground.
After the incident, the man was said to have left the scene in the vehicle. Police were unable to locate the man or the vehicle. The woman told police she was unsure where her husband went in the vehicle, but said it was possible he would go to the sheriff’s office or the police department.
Officers informed the man’s wife that the incident report would be turned over to investigators to review with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The woman’s coat was taken, and placed into evidence. No arrests or charges were immediately filed, according to the police report.
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