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Woman Hit by Vehicle During Domestic Dispute, Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday, November 1st, the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office responded to the 800 block of Lincoln Street in Pawnee to assist the Pawnee Police Department with an investigation that involved a 29-year-old female being struck by a vehicle.

Once on scene, it was determined the 29-year-old victim and the driver of the truck, Robert R. Terry, age 64, were in a domestic disturbance prior to the victim being hit by the vehicle. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Robert Terry was interviewed by Sheriff's Office detectives and subsequently arrested and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery/Great Bodily Harm, and Aggravated Reckless Driving. Terry is currently being held at the Sangamon County jail, charged with attempted first-degree murder. A Sangamon County judge denied pretrial release on Friday, and a preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 16 at 9 a.m

The victim sustained multiple fractures to the upper and lower portions of her body, along with a lacerated kidney, and is currently undergoing surgery.

The incident is being investigated by the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and the Pawnee Police Department.


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