OSKALOOSA, Iowa — An Ottumwa man is charged with attempted murder after he ran down a woman in Oskaloosa, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
The Iowa State Patrol says 46-year-old Wayne Ellsworth intentionally struck 31-year-old Megan Farver with his SUV at 6:17 a.m. Saturday.
According to the crash report, Ellsworth was driving his SUV southbound on N L Street, just north of A Avenue W, when he left the roadway and hit Farver. She was seriously injured, according to the Oskaloosa Police Department, and transported to a hospital in Des Moines.
The Oskaloosa Police Department says Ellsworth took off after the crash but was arrested Saturday evening. He is being held in the Mahaska County Jail.