Groves man arrested after driving into home

Published 7:01 pm Monday, September 14, 2009

A 53-year-old Groves woman is recovering from injuries she received when a neighbor drove his vehicle into her home Sunday night.

The woman, whose name is not being released, was asleep when the vehicle barreled into her bedroom about 11:25 p.m., Sept. 12, in the 2600 block of Fourth Avenue.

Groves Police Det. Kirk Rice said the victim received several lacerations requiring numerous stitches as well as several broken bones in her face. She was transported to Christus Hospital-St. Mary for treatment and was released Monday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle which struck the home fled the scene but was located several hours later.

“An officer went by the suspect’s home and located the vehicle in the driveway and saw a male subject inside the vehicle,” Rice said. “As the officer passed by the male ducked down causing the officer to become suspicious, investigated the vehicle and determined the man inside the vehicle was the suspect.”

The driver, Jose Ernesto Crus Urias, 42, was arrested and charged with fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in injury, a state jail felony. He was transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

Rice said the suspect lives on the same street as the victim.

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