A 30-year-old Olympia man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly struck a repossession employee with his car.
Reginald N. Creer appeared before Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon on Thursday afternoon. Dixon found probable cause for two criminal charges: second-degree assault and hit-and-run.
Creer was released on his personal recognizance.
According to court documents, an Olympia police officer was dispatched at about 12:20 a.m. to a hit-and-run at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Fern Street. A vehicle repossession employee told police that he had been trying to repossess a car when Creer struck him and his truck with a silver Ford Mustang.
The man said the he and his partner had arrived at the apartment complex at about 12:15 a.m. to repossess the Mustang.
He said that Creer came outside and asked to retrieve some important documents form the car. The man agreed, and Creer climbed into the passenger side of the car. He then climbed over the center console so that he was sitting in the driver seat, according to court documents.
The man said Creer reversed, and the rear bumper of the car struck his leg. The Mustang also struck the tow truck the repossession employees were using to repossess the car, according to court documents.
The man said that his leg was sore, but he didn’t believe that he was seriously injured.
Creer then sped away, leaving his 7-year-old daughter home alone. The child was removed by Child Protective Services, according to a police report.
Creer returned home three hours later, and called the police. He was arrested without incident, according to the police report.