Charges have been filed against a man who authorities say hit an off-duty police officer with a car at his home earlier this week.
Gregory Martin Hill, 54, was initially charged with second-degree assault in Tuesday’s attack on Dec.
Police said Thursday that Hill is now charged with attempted murder.
Decatur Police spokeswoman Erin Cardenas Martinez said the officer was at his home with his family at 2200 Block of 11SE Street when Hill approached the officer’s home on 11 Street SW in Decatur.
According to the indictment documents against Hill, Brown noticed a black Jeep Wrangler stationary in front of his house and asked the man – later identified as Hill – if he needed help.
Hill started cursing Brown and then backtracked and crashed into a car on 11th Street.
As Brown made his way to the end of the driveway, Hill attempted to run over the officers and instead crashed into a tree next to the driveway.
The affidavit stated that Brown withdrew to his house to get his rifle and handcuffs, and Hill was chasing after him. The officer emerged from his residence with his duty gun and ordered Hill to land on the ground, which Hill refused.
“Hill returned to his car and Officer Brown tried to get him out of the driver’s seat,” the report read. “Instead, Hill went straight to Officer Brown, who threw his gun into the pocket several times.”
Police say Brown was pushed almost along the front yard. Then Hill backed off and ran over Brown’s legs.
Hill then got out of the car and was subdued by Brown and a civilian who was a witness to the ordeal.
Cardenas Martinez said there appeared to be no connection between Brown and the suspect.
Brown was taken to the hospital and has since been released.
On Thursday, Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott set Hill’s bond at $1 million in cash.
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