GREENE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man is facing attempted homicide and a long list of other charges after state police say he alleged ran down two sanitation workers in Beaver County.
In addition to the attempted homicide charge, 35-year-old Robert Covert of West Virginia, is facing counts of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, harassment, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and trespass by motor vehicle.READ MORE: Petition To Stop PennDOT's Proposal To Toll Interstate 79 In Bridgeville Tallies Nearly 3,000 Signatures
The incident happened in on Gas Valley Road in Greene Township earlier this month.
According to state police, the victims – 30-year-old Mark Carson and 38-year-old Philip Lyons, both of West Virginia – were picking up trash when Covert got out of his car and the three got into an argument.
Police say Covert got back into his car and began to back away from the men, but then pulled forward and hit both of them as they stood in a driveway.READ MORE: 'No Hospitalization, No Funeral, No Burial': Woman Formerly Of Clairton Accused Of Dismembering Husband's Body, Collecting His Benefits
Carson suffered leg and arm injuries and had to be taken away by ambulance for treatment.
Authorities say the car’s side view mirror hit Lyons on the leg.
Both men work for a sanitation company in New Cumberland, West Virginia.
Covert was arraigned and is being held in the Beaver County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing.MORE NEWS: FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11