Police: Man injured in assault by stepson

Jun 27 2013 - 11:58pm

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Taylorsville man is in critical condition after police say his adult stepson struck the man with his car.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal says the 51-year-old man and his 33-year-old stepson got into an argument inside the house. It escalated into a physical confrontation outside.

Hoyal says the stepson, Mark Peterson, got into his car to leave when the stepfather stepped in front of the car. Peterson's car smashed into the stepfather, pinning him against another car nearby.

The stepfather, whose name is not being released, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition with injuries to both legs.

Peterson fled but later turned himself in to police.

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