Hit and run suspect arrested


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



MAN, W.Va. — A man was arrested recently after he allegedly backed his vehicle over a man in the parking lot near Man High School.

Trooper T.J. Hannon, with the West Virginia State Police, reports he was dispatched to Logan Regional Medical Center over a complaint of a man being ran over.

Upon his arrival at LRMC, Hannon notes he was able to speak with the victim who advised him Ricky Copley had backed over him with his car.

The victim further stated Copley’s vehicle knocked him to the ground and continued over him rolling over his hips and leg.

The victim reportedly showed marks on his lower back and knee which supported his story that he had been run over by a vehicle.

Hannon reports he was also able to speak with a witness who noted Copley ran over the victim and a passenger in the vehicle urged Copley to leave the scene.

Hannon notes he was able to make contact with Copley, and Copley noted he left the scene because the victim attempted to pick a fight with him.

Copley explained he was later notified by text message he had ran over the victim.

The criminal complaint filed by Hannon states, “A subsequent review of Mr. Copley’s West Virginia driving record shows he has a suspended operator’s license for unpaid citations effective Nov. 11, 2016.

Copley was charged with being a crash resulting in injury and driving on a suspended license.

Bail was set to $5,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.

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By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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