A Richmond man was charged Saturday with assault after he was charged Friday with several other offenses after two hit-and-run collisions, police said.
John Dylan Farthing, 22, was charged Saturday with second-degree assault in connection with a March 28 assault, Richmond police said in a news release.
On that day, Richmond police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Arlington Drive. Officers met with the complainant, who was not identified in the news release. The complainant reported that he, his father and Farthing were traveling together and had stopped in the parking lot of a Shell station on Merrick Drive when an argument erupted.
During the course of the argument, Farthing allegedly struck the complainant on the left side of his head with a soft-drink bottle. The blow caused a cut above the man's left eye that required stitches.
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When Farthing was charged with assault, he was already in the Madison County jail on unrelated charges connected to the two hit-and-runs on Friday, Richmond police said.
At 2:43 p.m. Friday, Richmond police were called to the two traffic accidents on East Main Street.
The first was at the Intersection of Smith Ballard Street and East Main. A pickup truck driven by Farthing was turning from Smith Ballard onto eastbound East Main when it struck a passenger car in the right front side, police said.
The collision sent the car into a fence. The driver, who was not identified by police, suffered cuts to her knee and face, but she didn't require medical treatment, police said.
Farthing left the scene without stopping, police said.
Shortly thereafter, Farthing's truck collided with another vehicle at East Main and North Estill Avenue. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Baptist Health Richmond with severe chest pain.
Farthing ran from that crash scene, and a witness saw him discard some items from his pocket, police said. A Madison County deputy sheriff in the area detained Farthing.
During a search, Richmond police recovered three needles allegedly discarded by Farthing. One needle contained heroin, police said.
Farthing was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, no vehicle insurance and no valid registration.