Assault with truck lands businessman in jail

This morning an Anastasia Island businessman was taken into custody by St Augustine police; accused of attempting to run down a man, and his one-year-old child, while recklessly backing his pick-up truck in the alley that separates his repair shop from the victims place of residence.

49 year-old Richard Barton Crabbe, who lives at 6703 Veronica Court in St Augustine, owns ACE Certified Repair, located at 300 Anastasia Boulevard.

The victim resides with his family in an apartment on Flagler Boulevard; behind Crabbe’s repair shop. The alley runs between the two.

Police say yesterday’s assault, at about 5:32 pm, may have been an escalation of an “on-going issue” between neighbors. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Crabbe is accused of two third-degree felony crimes – assault and aggravated assault. He is being held, without bond, pending his arraignment hearing tomorrow morning; when bail may be established.

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