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Robbery and Assault Charges for Man Accused of Running over Woman

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A San Jose man is charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon after he ran the victim over with a vehicle. According to the Mercury News, the man stole the victim's purse and tried to make off in a car. The victim attempted to retrieve her property and reached into the passenger side window and was subsequently dragged for 300 feet. The defendant then allegedly backed up over the woman.

Felony robbery is a serious crime and strike offense. This defendant will be charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Other likely charges may include felony aggravated battery and attempted murder if the man intentionally ran over the woman with the car.

Under Penal Code section 245(a)(1), assault with a deadly weapon carriers a penalty of two, three or four years in the state penitentiary. This may be a strike if the prosecutor alleges a strike and depending on the facts of the case. When a vehicle is used in the commission of an assault or battery, this is typically charged as a strike offense, pursuant to California's Three Strikes Law. In some cases, where a gun is used the penalties can be much harsher, including up to nine years in state prison.

In this case, neighbors of the victim witnessed the crime and reported the license plate of the vehicle the defendant was driving. He was arrested and booked in Santa Clara County jail.

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