Suspect arrested in alleged hit & run

REDDING, Calif. - An 18-year-old Redding man has been arrested for allegedly running over a man on Decoy Drive.

The suspect is Damien Ellis-Cort.

Shasta County deputies say Ellis-Cort told them he was driving in the Decoy Drive area and got lost. Ellis-Cort was reportedly confronted by Michael Roberts, 38. Ellis-Cort told deputies Roberts was aggressive and he tried to drive away because he was afraid.

Roberts was run over and suffered head and leg injuries.

Deputies located Ellis-Cort early Thursday morning at the home of a friend on Shasta View Drive. He was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with serious bodily injury. According to deputies, the case is still under investigation.

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