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Ogden convenience store clerk struck by car in dispute with customer

By Mark Shenefelt - | Oct 4, 2022

Photo supplied, Adobe Stock Images

OGDEN — A 66-year-old woman is accused of driving into and injuring a convenience store clerk during a dispute Monday.

After a brief confrontation inside the store, 2105 Wall Ave., at about 9 a.m., Sheridan Ann Ellis, of Guatay, California, allegedly punched a window of the store with her keys and then got into her vehicle. The clerk followed her out and was taking photos of the woman and her car’s license plate.

Ellis backed partially out and the clerk was standing in front of the vehicle, taking photos and video, when Ellis allegedly put the vehicle in drive and drove into the clerk, according to an Ogden Police Department probable cause statement.

An officer reviewed the video and reported that the clerk asked the woman, “Are you going to hit me?” The car lurched forward and the video stopped.

The officer said he saw dents and smudge marks on the hood of the car. The clerk was bleeding on his hand and his right ankle and the top of his foot was “very swollen.”

The woman told officers she did drive toward the clerk and “all she wanted to do was bump him.”

Police found marijuana edibles in the woman’s vehicle, according to the arrest affidavit.

Ellis was booked into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of third-degree felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor marijuana possession. She was released with conditions, including a promise to appear in court. The Weber County Attorney’s Office filed formal charges against her on Tuesday.

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