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POLICE: St. Paul hit-and-run may have been intentional

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Felicia Marie Remmen, 36 Felicia Marie Remmen, 36
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

St. Paul police have arrested a 36-year-old woman in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred Saturday evening.

According to police, 25-year-old Ronny Allen Gray Jr. was hit around 5 p.m. near West 7th Street and Mercer Street. On Sunday, he was upgraded from critical condition to serious condition at Regions Hospital.

A few minutes after Gray was hit, Felicia Marie Remmen, 36, was arrested near the scene and has been booked with criminal vehicular operation. Police said the two were engaged in confrontation before the incident and it appeared Remmen intentionally ran him over.

Streaks of pink spray paint outline the aftermath of the scene on Kay Avenue, and neighbor Jeff Boche told Fox 9 News Gray was taken for a ride on the hood of the car before he was tossed to the ground.

"I don't know if he climbed on the hood or if he just couldn't back-pedal fast enough and had to jump on the hood," Boche said.

Gray is a married father of four, an Army veteran and a night club security guard.

"It's a sound you never want to hear again -- somebody's head hitting the pavement like that," Boche said.

Rick Howell was in the car with Remmen when they pulled up to Gray's vehicle, but he said he stepped out before the incident occurred and said he was simply dropping of his 5-year-old son with the boy's mother beforehand.

"I don't know what the fight was about. She was just screaming obscenities at him," Howell said. "All he said was that he was calling the police because he felt she was under the influence and shouldn't be driving the vehicle."

Remmen is a personal care assistant in North St. Paul and works with Howell's grandmother.

"I think he was just trying to diffuse the situation the best that he could and just ended up being injured as an innocent bystander trying to do the right thing," Howell said.

Howell said he believes Remmen barely knew Gray, and the ordeal left him puzzled.

"I've been trying to figure out how something escalated from something so minor to something so major in a matter of moments," he said.

St. Paul police said more information is set to be released on Monday.

 

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