Police say man used vehicle in street fight

John Solleder

One man is in custody after police say he ran over another man after a fight in the 4600 block of Hartel Street. 

According to a BPD press release, police were called to the scene about 9:16 p.m. Saturday, June 8, to find witnesses who said two men had been fist fighting in the street. 

Upon further investigation, police determined 33-year-old John Solleder of Beaumont knocked out an unnamed 35-year-old Beaumont man and left him in the street. The witnesses on the scene told police that after Solleder punched the man and left him in the street, he got into his car and ran over the unnamed 35-year-old. 

But he wasn’t done there, police said. 

After turning around, witnesses told police Solleder came back for another run at the helpless man, but they were able to pull the man from the road before Solleder was able to run over him a second time. Police say that when Solleder stopped at the stop sign at Hartel and E. Virginia streets, several bystanders were able to wrestle him from his vehicle and detain him until police arrived. 

The unnamed 35-year-old victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and was listed in stable condition. 

Solleder was also hospitalized and later released and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, according to the press release. 

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