Police: Utah teacher beat up then clings onto hood of car as suspects drive off

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two men are facing assault charges after attempting to run over a teacher at Taylorsville High School, court documents state.

Christian Hernandez, 19, is facing two, third-degree felony charges of aggravated assault and one misdemeanor charge of assault against a school employee. Marquez Anthony Parker, also 19, faces one misdemeanor charge of assault against a school employee.

According to a probable cause statement, on December 13, 2018, Hernandez and Parker went to pick up a student at Taylorsville High School. While waiting, a teacher, identified as Konrad Wilson, had reason to believe Hernandez was drinking.

Wilson approached Hernandez and stood in front of his car to take down the license plate number.

The probable cause statement goes on to say, “Hernandez accelerated toward Wilson and Wilson jumped on the hood of the Towncar to avoid being run over.”

“Hernandez then drove off with Wilson on the hood, stopping at a Chevron … Wilson then tried to get off the Towncar, but Hernandez and Parker exited the Towncar and assaulted Wilson.”

“He’s sort of getting his wits and standing back up and then they drive the car at him again, and he ends up on the hood again,” explained Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

The crusade continues to Walmart, where it finally comes to an end.

“He (Wilson) was very lucky it didn’t turn far more tragic. Very easily he could’ve gotten killed or injured even worse than what he was,” said Gill.

ABC4 News is being told Wilson is doing fine.

As for the suspects, investigators have reason to believe they’ve fled to California.

“An arrest warrant allows us to actually be able to capture them in another state or extradite them if necessary, or to arrest them in this state if they’re at large and non-locatable,” said Gill.

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