APD: Hit-and-run suspect ran over friend's leg
Anchorage police say a 21-year-old woman who took off in a truck after running over her friend's leg over the weekend turned herself in.
Monica A. Jefferies turned herself in Tuesday evening in at the Anchorage Jail, police said early Wednesday.
APD said police responded to the Holiday Gas Station in Mountain View for a reported hit-and-run and theft around 2:46 p.m. on Sunday. When police arrived, they found a woman with visible injuries and ripped jeans.
The victim told police she was helping Jefferies by offering to pump and pay for her gas. Once the tank was full on the Ford pickup truck, Jefferies began to drive off before the victim could get back inside where her purse and cell phone was. the victim chased after the truck and was able to jump onto the side of it but could not get in.
"The victim continued to hang on and be drug to the intersection of N Lane Street and Mountain View Drive," police wrote. "Monica stopped at the red light at which time the victim let go of the truck and tried to get in the cab. The light turned green and Monica drove away, running over the victim’s legs in the process."
The victim was taken to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening leg injuries.
Jefferies faces charges of violations of conditions of release, assault, theft and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
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