Tazer-wielding man runs over bystander

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:25am

An innocent bystander to a dispute between two men was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after he was hit by a van driven by one of the men.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 200 block of Blanchard Mobile Villa Road when the suspect, 38-year old Joshua Yandell, entered the house of 38-year old Eartis Cannon without permission. Yandell kicked open several doors looking for Cannon while armed with a stun gun.

Cannon, who was at a neighbor's, ran outside and was met by Yandell, where the dispute continued. Yandell then jumped in his van and sped away, circling around the mobile home park. As he approached Cannon's residence again, he steered toward a man standing off the roadway and hit him with the van. The man, 46-year old James Greer, scrambled to get out of the way of the van, but Yandell sped up again and hit a tree, knocking Greer partially under the van. Yandell backed up the van and sped away.

Caddo Sheriff's officials intercepted Yandell as he was leaving Blanchard Mobile Villa and took him into custody. 

A deputy arrested Yandell for DWI and attempted second-degree murder and home invasion. Yandell was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.

Greer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

From Shreveport Police Department


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