Parolee Charged with Attempted Homicide After Twice Running Over Victim with Car
May 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parolee Kenneth Hale Jr., 30, is charged with attempted criminal homicide and robbery for using a vehicle this morning to run over a man he argued with at IHOP, 5420 Target Drive.
Henry Fletcher Jr., 28, and his friend Dearies Holland, 26, were leaving the restaurant at 6:30 a.m. when Hale, an IHOP employee, confronted the men about whether or not they had paid their bill. They argued in the parking lot before Fletcher and Holland drove off in a Dodge Charger Daytona. Hale got into a red car and followed the men to a parking lot at the Chimney Top Apartments on Chimney Top Drive. The argument continued and Hale punched Fletcher in the head causing Fletcher to fall to the ground unconscious. Holland fled on foot. Hale then allegedly kicked the still unconscious Fletcher in the head before getting into the victim’s Dodge. According to witnesses, Hale used the victim’s car to run over Fletcher twice before driving off.
Fletcher was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The victim’s Dodge was recovered a short time later on Mountain High Drive.
Hale, who has convictions in Illinois for possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated battery, surrendered himself this afternoon at the South Precinct. He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.