Hit-And-Run Garners Attempted Murder Charges Against Athens Man

By  | March 3, 2018 | Filed under: News

Ronnie Lee Pylant Jr.

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson released a statement on Friday, March 2 concerning the arrest of a sspect on attempted mrder charges steming from a hit-and-run on Monday, February 26:

“Monday the police department received a call from the Athens Limestone Hospital about a person involved in an accident that had come to the emergency room for treatment. The person told workers he was on Hines Street riding his bike when a vehicle hit him. He also said he believed he was intentionally hit by a man he had been in an altercation with last week. He was sedated before investigators could interview him and was flown to Huntsville Hospital by Med-Flight.

  On Tuesday the victim came to the police department and talked with investigators about the incident. He told investigators the name of the person that he had been in the altercation with. Today investigators interviewed Ronnie Lee Pylant Jr. Pylant said he was in an altercation with the victim and last week but didn’t say what it was about. Pylant told investigators he saw the victim on Hines Street an intentionally him with the vehicle he was driving. After the interview Pylant was arrested for attempted murder. Pylant was booked at the police department and transferred to the county jail.”

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