GPD: Argument leads to aggravated assault by vehicle in El Charro parking lot


The Griffin Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that was reported in the parking lot of El Charro on North Expressway.

Officer Matthew Kerlin, on Saturday responded to a call reporting a person being struck by a vehicle that had then fled the scene.

Upon arrival, Kerlin spoke with Jeremiah Scoville, who reported he was “eating and cussing” when an older white man with a ponytail approached him, the officer said.

“Scoville and the male subject began to get into a verbal altercation which then led to the parking lot,” Kerlin reported. “Scoville advised me he was walking to his vehicle to get a phone charger and the subject then ran into him in a black two door BMW then fled the scene.”

A witness to the incident, Aubrey McFadden, said he was with his family in the parking lot when Scoville was struck.

“McFadden advised his saw Scoville approach the older male in the BMW in a aggressive manner, appeared agitated, and acted like he was getting ready for a physical altercation (sic all),” Kerlin said. “McFadden then stated the subject driving the BMW then pulled out of the parking spot and hit Scoville with the vehicle and fled the scene.”

Neither Scoville or McFadden were able to report the vehicle’s license plate number, but Scoville said there was an older female with the male driver, and McFadden said the BMW should show front end damage and a broken windshield.

Chief Mike Yates reports no arrests have been made in this incident, and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident should contact the Griffin Police Department at 770.229.6450.


  1. bpgr16gmailcom says:

    There goes the neighborhood!

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