Two charged for running over Rosemount manThe Dakota County Attorney’s office has charged two men in connection with an May 7 fight that started in a Rosemount bar and ended with a 27-year-old Rosemount man getting run over by a car.
By: Nathan Hansen, Rosemount Town Pages
The Dakota County Attorney’s office has charged two men in connection with an May 7 fight that started in a Rosemount bar and ended with a 27-year-old Rosemount man getting run over by a car.
The Dakota County Attorney’s office on Monday charged 23-year-old Theto Diee Hatley Jr. with felony counts of second degree assault and third degree assault, gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation and a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. Phillip Deshoin Wood, 24, faces second- and third degree assault charges as well as felony charges of aiding an offender.
According to Rosemount police chief Gary Kalstabakken the Rosemount man had gotten into a brief argument with another individual around midnight at Shenanigan’s Pub.
“Nothing really happened there, but as the victim and a friend were walking through the Marathon gas station and a third friend was nearby walking, two or three people drove up, got out of the car and started attacking two people there,” Kalstabakken said.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the county attorney’s office two cars pulled up behind the victim and his friends and three individuals got out and started fighting with the group as they walked. One witness said Hatley, Wood and the third individual attacked the victim while he was unconscious, and that he threw himself on his friend to protect him. Hatley and Wood eventually got back into their car and drove away, rolling over the victim’s stomach and over a curb in the process. According to the complaint police saw tire tread marks on the victim’s stomach.
Apple Valley police stopped Hatley’s car a short time later. Hatley, who was driving, failed a field sobriety tests and both men were arrested. The car had fresh damage to the front end and blood on the bumper.
Two witnesses identified Hatley and Wood as people involved in the fight.
The victim was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment. He received stitches in his head but initial reports indicated he did not have any broken bones or internal bleeding.
This is at least the third time in the past year that someone has been hit by a car in a parking lot near Shenanigans. The first incident appears to have been an accident, with a bar patron hit by a car as he waited for a ride home. The second incident, which happened last winter, involved a driver who said he was taunted by people outside the bar. He hit and dragged another man before driving to the parking lot of the Waterford Commons apartment building across the street.