SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield is charged with hitting three men with his vehicle in a parking lot early Wednesday. Chad Johnson, 22, faces three counts of second-degree assault for hitting Anthony Edwards, Cody Edwards and Allen Crow in an apartment building parking lot at 2929 E. University St. about 3:30 a.m.
The probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges says Johnson was at a party and became "upset and disruptive and asked to leave. Johnson was escorted out of the residence and allowed to leave."
A detective writes that, according to witnesses' statements, the three men were talking outside the building and "saw Johnson's vehicle racing towards Anthony . . . and struck Anthony, causing him to roll onto the hood of the car and then off onto the side of the driveway. Cody went to the aid of his brother (Anthony) when Johnson stopped the car and drove back toward him.