published Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Student charged with attempted homicide after Southern Adventist party

A student at Southern Adventist University faces charges, including attempted criminal homicide, after being accused of trying to run over several people leaving an on-campus party, Collegedale police said.

Josue Sanchez, 21, is charged with one count of attempted criminal homicide, four counts of aggravated assault and single counts of felony reckless endangerment, felony vandalism and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, police said. He is due in court on Nov. 9.

The incident stemmed from ongoing harassment and threats between two men and a woman, police said.

Sanchez left a party on Southern Adventist’s campus in Collegedale early in the morning on Oct. 1, police said. Another set of partygoers had parked near Sanchez and were returning to their car at the same time.

Sanchez and witnesses told police that he drove past the victims’ parked car, made an abrupt U-turn in the middle of University Drive and accelerated.

Several people were standing by the car and were able to jump away before Sanchez struck the car on the driver's side. The driver’s door struck one victim in the head, but it was minor, police said.

It is unclear whether Sanchez or the victims are students at Southern Adventist.

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jarodkeith said...

Also, it is very clear that they are Southern students. All five people involved are Southern students as far as I've checked. Wow, AP. Great job.

October 6, 2011 at 4:01 p.m.
specchem said...

I guess corn liquor is a vegetable?

October 6, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
onetinsoldier said...

I would have thought a 7th day party would be very dull.

October 6, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.
Kaycef said...

I would like to point out that Southern Adventist University had nothing to do with the party Sanchez left. If this happened on any other university campus, would including the party even be relevant? Why is this in your lead? It distracts from the facts of the event. I could understand stating anything about a party, if there was evidence pointing to drugs and alcohol. Parties can happen at any apartment at or near any university. That does not mean a university sponsored that event. Please change your wording if you have respect for proper journalism.

October 6, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.
curtis07 said...

Uh, since when did SAU drop the "U"? It just sounds weird. And since when was the party deemed school-sponsored? And why do you say it's students of Southern and then go back and say you don't know? Goodness, AP. Shoddy.

October 7, 2011 at 1:24 a.m.
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