Motorist accused of chasing, crashing into victim

Chance Turner Lee Gibson, 20, Paragould Aggravated assault (6/4)
Chance Turner Lee Gibson, 20, Paragould Aggravated assault (6/4)(Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:21 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Police arrested a Paragould man after they say he purposely crashed his car into another vehicle.

The incident happened Thursday, June 3, at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Caraway Road in Jonesboro.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the victims claimed they were pumping gas at the Murphy USA on East Highland when 20-year-old Chance Turner Lee Gibson pulled up to the pump.

Gibson reportedly drove away but waited for the victim to get back in his car and leave.

According to the report, Gibson chased the victim and his passenger through the parking lot and out the Browns Lane exit.

The victim told investigators Gibson chased them down Grant Avenue. When he stopped at the intersection at Caraway Road, the man stopped and got out.

“When he exited the vehicle, Gibson accelerated and struck the victim and his vehicle,” the court document stated. “The victim tumbled over the top of the vehicle and sustained injuries to his knee.”

Gibson then sped off northbound on Caraway Road.

The victim and his passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

On Monday, June 7, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge Gibson with aggravated assault and second-degree battery.

Gibson is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash/surety bond awaiting a July 30 court appearance.

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