Man Charged After Allegedly Attempting To Run Woman Over With Car

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GERRY – A Gerry man is facing several charges after he allegedly tried to run a woman over with his vehicle during an incident early Saturday morning.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Charles Swanson IV, 36, allegedly hit his female passenger in the face before stopping the vehicle and ordering her out.

Swanson then also allegedly swerved in an attempt to strike the female as she ran to a residence for help. Swanson reportedly fled the area prior to deputies arrival.

Around 7 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call stating the vehicle had been abandoned along Route 62 in the Town of Ellington. Deputies and Sheriff’s K9 Drake checked the surrounding area, located Swanson hiding behind a business, and Swanson was taken into custody after surrendering to K9 Drake.

Swanson is charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment. Due to the state’s bail reform law Swanson was released.

Deputies say the victim was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment.


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