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Associated Press, Published May 15 2013

Man accused of running over woman in ND picked up

BINFORD — Authorities in North Dakota say a man suspected of running over a woman and crashing into a house in Binford has been apprehended in Illinois and faces attempted murder charges.

The Griggs County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old Tyronza Watkins, of Binford, was stopped Wednesday on an interstate highway near Bloomington, Ill.

On Monday, the sheriff's office received calls that a car had struck a house in Binford and ran over a woman who was trapped underneath.

Authorities say 28-year-old Jessica Overby, who lives at the house, was treated at a nearby hospital and released. Forty-one-year-old Dawn Leininger was flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Her condition was not known.

Watkins is being held in the McLean County jail in Illinois pending extradition.

Attorney information for Watkins was unavailable.


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