Charge upgraded to attempted murder for Columbus suspect

Danny J. Lewis | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

Charges have been upgraded to attempted murder for a man accused of running over another man in Columbus.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 12:58 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Charges have been upgraded to attempted murder for a man accused of running over another man in Columbus.

The suspect is identified as Danny J. Lewis, 54, of Columbus.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says the incident happened on Friday, September 14 sometime after 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of 4th Street South.

Shelton says Lewis and another man got into a fight, resulting in Lewis becoming angry.

Police say Lewis got into a vehicle and struck the victim before fleeing.

The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. On Wednesday, the victim was transported to a Jackson hospital due to severe injuries.

Shelton says Lewis was initially charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle. However, that charge has been upgraded.

Shelton says Lewis’ bond was revoked

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