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OAK HILL (WVVA) - A Fayette County woman has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident earlier this week.

On Thursday, police arrested Ruth Ann Owens, also known as Ruth Ann Fleshman, and charged her with unlawful taking of a vehicle, driving with a suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury.

Police say Owens struck and dragged Larry Gill with his own vehicle following a domestic argument Tuesday on Upper Summerlee Loop Road, near Oak Hill.

Gill was transported to Charleston Area Medical Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition following the incident.

Owens was arraigned and released on $5,000 bond.

The incident remains under investigation.

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ORIGINAL REPORT:

OAK HILL (WVVA) - A Fayette County man is in critical condition after police say he was struck and dragged by a vehicle following an argument with a female companion.

Fayette County 911 received the call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Upper Summerlee Loop Road, near Oak Hill, around 11:23 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Larry Gill, 42, of Hilltop, was struck and apparently dragged for several feet by a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Ruth Owens of Minden following an argument between the two.

Police say it appears both subjects were intoxicated at the time of the incident, according to a preliminary investigation.

Charges have yet to be filed against Owens -- who is also known as Ruth Fleshman -- at this time, pending the stabilization of Gill's condition, Sheriff Steve Kessler said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

 

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