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Sheriff’s Office tracks wanted man to Virginia after woman ran over by car

Don Coble
Posted 2/22/24

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A man was caught near his grandmother’s house in Virginia after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he punched and ran over a woman in her driveway before taking off with a …

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Sheriff’s Office tracks wanted man to Virginia after woman ran over by car


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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A man was caught near his grandmother’s house in Virginia after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he punched and ran over a woman in her driveway before taking off with a two-month-old child.

John Robert Huffman, 27, of Keystone Heights, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after the woman said he became irate because she wouldn’t give him the PIN to open her cellphone on Jan. 15. According to the affidavit for an arrest warrant, the woman said he punched her in the back of the head before grabbing the child and getting into his pickup truck. When she tried to stop him, he backed over her legs and back.

According to the affidavit, the back of the woman’s shirt had tire tread marks on it.

She told deputies Huffman may try to drive to his grandmother’s house near the Tennessee-Virginia border. The license plate reader system picked up Huffman’s tag within five miles of the grandmother’s house, and he was arrested in nearby Abingdon, Va. Huffman was transported from the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority Duffield Facility to the Clay County Jail on Feb. 13.

His bond was set at $100,003.