Suspect accused of trying to hit man with van, hits house instead | Crime
A man is in custody after police say he tried to run over another man with his van and instead slammed into the victim’s home.
Donald Danford, 70, of Bay is charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief in the first degree.
The incident happened just before 9 Saturday night in the 900-block of Hope.
The victim told police Danford asked him for $50. When the man refused, Danford began yelling at him.
After telling Danford to leave, the man told police Danford began backing out of the driveway.
He said Danford then put the van in drive and tried to hit him.
The victim managed to jump out of the way and Danford hit the house.
A woman who was inside the house at the time told police she “heard a loud bang and felt the house shake.”
A Bay police officer arrested Danford a short time later and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a court hearing.
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