AUSTIN, Texas – The driver of a stolen van allegedly hit a woman twice while she was sitting in her vehicle Wednesday.
Rocky Wayne Huff, 26, of Manor, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
The affidavit said the woman who was injured reportedly told police she had pain in one of her shoulders.
The incident reportedly began when authorities in Round Rock “asked Austin police for help in finding a stolen 2017 Dodge van they had tracked to Austin.”
According to the affidavit, Austin police officers found the stolen van around 9:31 a.m. Tuesday in line behind two other cars in the drive-through lane of a Jack in the Box restaurant near McNeil Drive and San Felipe Boulevard.
The officers reportedly blocked the drive-through lane with their patrol cars to keep the stolen vehicle from escaping.
The affidavit said one of the officers then walked to the front of the van, pointed his gun at the driver and passenger, and ordered them to put their hands up. While the passenger complied, the driver refused.
The driver, later identified as Huff, suddenly turned the wheels of the stolen van to the right and crashed into the rear of a Dodge Charger that is parked in front.
One of the officers ran after the van, but Huff put the vehicle in reverse and rammed into another car parked behind him.
Huff began to drive the vehicle forward again, but the officer reportedly caught up. The officer reportedly broke one of the stolen vehicle’s windows with his baton and used his stun gun on Huff.
The van continued to move forward and bumped into the same Dodge Charger it had hit once. Huff was arrested afterward, the affidavit said. He was being held in the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $60,000.