Taylorsville High students charged with trying to run over instructor; drove for blocks with teacher clinging to hood of car

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Feb. 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two 18-year-old Taylorsville High School students are facing assault charges after Unified Police officials say the males tried to run over a school instructor and ended up driving for blocks with the instructor clinging to the hood of their car.

Cristian Hernandez is facing two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and one count of assault of a school employee, a class A misdemeanor.

Marquez Anthony Parker has been charged with one count of assault of a school employee.

The charges stem from a Dec. 13, 2018 incident involving the teens and Taylorsville High Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructor Konrad Wilson.

“The statement of Konrad Wilson (is) that he confronted Hernandez about drinking, and stood in front of the Town Car to get the license plate number,” the probable cause statements say. “Hernandez accelerated toward Wilson, and Wilson jumped onto the hood of the Town Car to avoid being run over.

“Hernandez then drove off with Wilson on the hood, stopping at a Chevron at about 5600 S. Redwood. “Wilson then tried to get off the Town Car, but Hernandez and Parker exited the Town Car and assaulted Wilson.

“Hernandez and Parker then got back in the Town Car, and once again accelerated toward Wilson. Wilson jumped back on the hood of the Town Car. Hernandez then drove to a nearby Walmart, where Wilson let go and fell off.”

Wilson injured his head, and was treated at the hospital, school district officials said.

Hernandez and Parker were still on the loose as of Friday afternoon. Police believe they may have fled the area.

Warrants have been issued for their arrest, with bail set at $10,000 for Parker and at $50,000 for Hernandez.

According to a probable cause statement, two teenagers drove a car with an instructor clinging to the hood from Taylorsville High, 5225 S. Redwood Road, to a Chevron station at 5955 S. Redwood Road, then to the adjacent Walmart, at 5469 S. Redwood Road. Image: Google Maps

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