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Suspect sought in Northland Motel hit-and-run

Ferguson Township police are seeking help in finding the driver of a car that allegedly hit a man in the parking lot of the Northland Motel and then fled the scene.

Police were called to the motel, 1521 Martin St., at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday after a motel employee was hit and dragged by the vehicle, according to a news release.

The driver, identified as Jamie Ross, 35, of Stanbury Lane in Ferguson Township, and a male companion had been evicted from the motel, police said, after other guests complained about noise from their room.

“The motel employee was attempting to retrieve the room key from Ross before she left, and was standing by her car when she suddenly put the car in reverse gear, catching the employee in the V of the driver’s door,” police said. “The employee was dragged a short distance before Ross stopped and turned the car, knocking the employee to the ground ... and then fled the scene.”

Ross was driving a gray or tan Oldsmobile with temporary (paper) Tennessee license tags, police said. A warrant has been issued charging her with aggravated and simple assault, risking a catastrophe, reckless driving, criminal mischief and driving while suspended.

The employee was taken to the hospital with what police described as minor injuries.

Anyone with information about Ross’ whereabouts is asked to call police at 237-1172.

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