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Man charged after intentionally striking jogger with vehicle in Cleveland

Posted at 3:05 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 17:55:25-05

CLEVELAND — A man is being charged with felony assault after he intentionally struck a jogger in Cleveland Friday morning, according to Cleveland Municipal Court.

Around 6:10 a.m., Marvin Fisher, 28, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of Franklin Boulevard near Columbus Avenue when he purposefully struck a jogger with his vehicle, court records indicated.

Fisher admitted to the court that he was driving about 30 miles per hour when he knowingly struck the jogger.

According to court records, the woman was taken to the hospital after flagging down another driver for help. Police noted she sustained serious injuries to her forehead, knees and back.

Fisher was arraigned in court on Monday morning. His bond was set at $100,000, court records show.

Norm Plonski, who owns a bar down the street from where the random attack occurred, says he was shocked to hear what happened.

“I could see police cars up the street with sirens still flashing so I knew something had happened that morning,” he said. “To find out that she was hit on purpose to be assaulted was just sad.”

Plonski provided surveillance video from his bar to police showing the vehicle Fisher was accused of driving.

“We just helped a little bit I mean she took care of making sure that the person that did this to her will stay in charges now,” Plonski said.

The preliminary hearing for Fisher is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 9 a.m., according to court records.