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A 64-year-old man is in the hospital Wednesday after a man ran him over with his vehicle late Tuesday, Denton authorities said.

The Denton Police Department shut down Teasley Lane at Longridge Drive around 11:19 p.m. to investigate a crash with a pedestrian. A 911 caller said a man had been run over.

The victim, who lived near the site of the crash, told police he believed he heard people racing outside so he confronted them. He reported he and one of the drivers got into a verbal argument in the street, Denton police spokesperson Amy Cunningham said.

Cunningham said the victim reported the driver accelerated, struck him and then fled the scene.

Paramedics took him to the hospital for treatment for injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. Cunningham said the man had a significant injury on his lower leg as well as minor injuries on his arm and leg.

The incident is being investigated as an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The initial report didn’t include a description of the driver’s vehicle.

Teasley Lane reopened after about an hour.

Other reports

700 block of Hebron Parkway, Lewisville — Denton police arrested a woman in Lewisville who allegedly admitted to possessing and selling heroin, according to a police report.

Denton police spokesperson Allison Beckwith said officers had been investigating the 59-year-old woman for narcotics and learned on Tuesday that she had several outstanding warrants, including a felony drug possession charge from Collin County.

Officers saw her at a hotel around 6 p.m. Tuesday and detained her. According to the report, they found what they believed to be black tar heroin in plain view when they contacted her. She allegedly admitted it belonged to her and said she had more in her hotel room.

The report says she consented to a search of her room. In total officers found 7.7 grams of heroin with packaging in at least two separate packages. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, between 4 and 200 grams. The substance tested positive for heroin.

1700 block of Highland Park Road — A third person involved in a fight Sunday was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a police report.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, though the report didn’t include a time. He was allegedly involved in a fight outside a gas station Sunday in which a juvenile is accused of hitting someone with a baseball bat.

The report didn’t say what the man’s role was during the incident. Beckwith said five people were caught on camera during the incident, but it’s unclear if other charges are pending.


From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the Denton Police Department handled 527 service and officer-initiated calls and made seven arrests.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, 36 people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

ZAIRA PEREZ can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @zairalperez.

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