Man charged with hitting woman with vehicle

A Tiffin man was arrested Wednesday night in Fostoria after he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend with a vehicle, injuring her.

Ryan W. Yoakum, 21, of Tiffin, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and negligent assault after he inadvertently struck the woman instead of her boyfriend after a verbal altercation erupted, Capt. Patrick Brooks of the Fostoria Police Department said.

A person had reported the incident just before 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of West Tiffin Street. According to the report, the caller said the woman was pregnant.

Brooks said he was not aware of the woman being pregnant.

The woman, who suffered abrasions to her shoulder, was treated and released from the hospital, Brooks said.

According to Fostoria Municipal Court documents, Yoakum also was cited Wednesday night with driving under suspension and failure to reinstate.

He was being held Thursday on a $48,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear again in court Tuesday.