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North Carolina man arrested after running over protester with SUV

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Nancy Dillon

New York Daily News

A North Carolina man who allegedly used his SUV to mow down someone at a Black Lives Matter protest in Tennessee surrendered to police Monday, according to video and police.

Jared Benjamin Lafer, 27, was charged with one count of aggravated assault for allegedly accelerating his white Ford Expedition and hitting the victim around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Johnson City Police said.

Disturbing witness video posted on Facebook shows the moment the driver stepped on the gas and plowed into the victim.

The victim appeared to be wearing a mask and holding a camera on the edge of a crosswalk with a dog nearby.

The dog managed to jump out of the way as the SUV’s front passenger-side tire rolled over the victim before the vehicle sped off.

The victim was seen lying motionless on the ground when the video ended.

“Tonight at a peaceful protest for #BlackLivesMatter a car brutally ran over a photographer and a crowd of protesters who were lawfully in a crosswalk,” Facebook user Brent Chaffin said in the caption to the posted video.

The pedestrian was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident, police said.

After surrendering to authorities at the Washington County Detention Center on Monday, Lafer was released on a $20,000.00 bond.

The resident of Bakersville, N.C., was due to be arraigned Tuesday.

Attempts to reach Lafer on a listed phone number were not immediately successful Monday.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. YEA oh they were just in the crosswalk at a peaceful protest gtfoh PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING HELD HOSTAGE TO THESE TERRORISTIC TACTICS AND WHOMEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE IS A JOKE !! NEWS FLASH THE MESSAGE OR THE CAUSE WAS LOST IN TRANSLATION A LONNNNG TIME AGO – NOTHING ABOUT IT HAS BEEN PEACEFUL ! AND DUE TO THIS RHETORIC AND DOMESTIC TERRORIST BEING ALLOWED TO DO THIS AND MORONS LIKE YOU TRYING TO REPAINT THE REAL PICTURE TO FIT YOUR NARRATIVE YOUVE ARE DOING BLACK PEOPLE , BLACK COMMUNITIES AND ANY RESEMBLANCE OF A VALID CAUSE, AS WELL AS OUR COUNTRY , AND CREATING THIS FAKE ALL COPS ARE WHITE RACIST HUNTING DOWN INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE – YOU ARE DOING A “COMPLETE” DISSERVICE TO ANY CAUSE OR PROGRESS!! Black LIES do not matter to me , when are all BLACK lives gonna honestly matter to you ?! Because CLEARLY they do NOT !! NOW that people have created this BS racist narrative BROVO YA CLOWNS , now law enforcement are being demonized and gunned down all over a BS agenda that FACTS IN DO NOT SUBSTANTIATE!! AND “YOU WILL NOT BULLY, THREATEN, OR INTIMIDATE ME – ” YOU” ARE RACIST, CREATING A NEW RACISM , AND DIVISION ON TOP OF HOLDING AMERICA HOSTAGE ON BOGUS EXAGGERATED CLAIMS AND THE BILLIONS IN LOSS DUE TO YOUR DESTRUCTION , BURNING , LOOTING ECT ‼️‼️‼️ IF ANYTHING YOU BROUGHT ATTENTION TO MAYBE WE NEED MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WELL AS AMPLE FUNDING “FOR” THEM !!

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