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ATV Rider Arrested After Repeatedly Running Man Over in Georgetown Dispute

Police arrested a 28-year-old man in Georgetown Friday morning after he, while driving an all-terrain vehicle, repeatedly ran over a man he believed was burglarizing his trailer.

The incident began just before 7 a.m., when the 28-year-old received a notification from a security system on his trailer, which was parked under a bridge at East Marginal Way South and Front Street.

The 28-year-old hurried to his ATV—not even stopping to put on shoes, a coat, or grab his wallet—and drove to the trailer.

The 28-year-old later told police he found a 49-year-old man standing at the open trailer door and began yelling at him. The 28-year-old said he began chasing the 49-year-old after he fled in a white car.

However, when police contacted the 49-year-old man he told officers a different story.

He said he and a friend were driving past the trailer when they saw the door open and had stopped to close it when he was confronted by the man on the ATV.

The 49-year-old–who was left bleeding from his head–told police he began running from the man on the ATV, was struck from behind, and lost consciousness. He awoke in his car, which was being driven by his friend.

Officers then spoke to the 49-year-old man’s friend, who confirmed they had stopped by the trailer when the man on the ATV rolled up to them. It was then, the friend told police, that the 28-year-old man on the ATV ran over the 49-year-old man, turned the vehicle around, and then ran over him two more times.

Police also spoke with an additional witness at the scene, who provided information corroborating the 49-year-old’s version of events. Officers also found blood on the ground and tire tracks indicating the ATV driver had made several tight turns.

Police arrested the ATV rider and booked him into the King County Jail for vehicular assault.