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Man accused in sexual assault hit by car

NATCHEZ — Natchez police officers are investigating a Wednesday night incident in which a car struck a man, Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said.

Police officers responded to a 9:58 p.m. Wednesday call about a possible sexual assault on Oak Hill Drive.

While responding to the call, an officer traveling on McNeely Road observed a white female waving her hands and saying, “I hit my uncle,” Armstrong said.

The woman directed the officer to the victim, a white male, 58 years old, lying on the ground under a metal cyclone fence.

The woman said she had placed the sexual assault call and the suspect had fled the scene. The woman said she was following him to make sure he could be found when police arrived.

Armstrong said the man, on foot, ran in front of her 2010 Toyota Camry and she hit him because she was having trouble with the car’s brakes.

AMR transported the victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Armstrong said.

The incident is under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Saturday afternoon, Armstrong said.

“We do anticipate charges,” Armstrong said. “It is all being investigated. We are going to file charges.”

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