POLICE: St. Albans Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Hit & Run

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Chad Ely, facing attempted murder, among other charges

A St. Albans man is facing several charges, including Attempted Murder, after hitting three people with his car, including an ex-girlfriend, early Sunday morning, police say.

St. Albans police were called to a reported hit and run on Federal Street in St. Albans at approximately 2:15 Sunday morning.

Officers found Amanda Carr, 29, lying in the road with a severe head injury, head lacerations and injury to the right side of her head and forehead, according to police.

Witnesses told police there had been a disturbance involving Carr and her two male friends and a male in a black Chrysler.

“The vehicle abruptly backed up stopped and then drove forward, swerving onto the sidewalk hitting the female and two other males, Charles Gagnon, 31 and Matthew Boutin, 27. The vehicle then sped across Lake Street onto Catherine Street,” the press release reads.

Carr was transported to the Northwestern Medical Center for her injuries, according to police. Hospital officials say she is no longer a patient there.

Gagnon and Boutin, police say, refused treatment and said they were not seriously injured.

During the investigation, police discovered the Chrysler was registered to Chad Ely, 28, of St. Albans.

Ely and Carr had one time been in a relationship, police say.

Police say they were at Karib, a local nightclub, when Ely became jealous after Carr started talking and dancing with Matthew Boutin.

Ely surrendered to police at his home.

He’s facing charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Domestic Assault.

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