Man suspected of running over Tacoma homeowner arrested

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TACOMA, Wash. — A man suspected of running over a Tacoma homeowner last month was arrested this week.

On March 2, at 7:10 a.m., Tacoma police officers were called to a report of a vehicular assault in northeast Tacoma.

Police said a homeowner had confronted a man in a white pickup who was trying to steal a travel trailer.

As the man fled, he ran over the homeowner, who was found on the ground by a neighbor. The victim had severe injuries, including a broken pelvis and hip.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify the white pickup in the incident, which led to the identification of a suspect.

The Pierce County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for vehicular assault, failure to remain on the scene of an injury accident, and first-degree attempted theft.

On Wednesday, Tacoma police special investigations officers, with the help of Puyallup police officers, arrested a 45-year-old man in Puyallup.

He was booked into the Pierce County Jail.