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Anchorage man was targeting woman he dated when he struck her with SUV, charging documents say

  • Author: Jeff Parrott
  • Updated: September 20, 2019
  • Published September 19, 2019

A 42-year-old Anchorage man is accused of intentionally targeting a woman he had dated when he struck her with his SUV on Wednesday evening in Anchorage.

Roger Moen Jr. was charged with third-degree assault, leaving an accident without offering assistance to the injured, failure to give immediate notice of an accident and violation of conditions of release.

The crash was reported to police around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday and happened in the area of East Dowling Road and Norm Drive. A witness told police that a man driving a “1980′s style Bronco” had struck a woman and that the driver of vehicle then picked up the victim, placed her in his vehicle and drove off, charging documents say.

Moen was arrested a few blocks from the scene of the crash, according to the charging documents, where police found the woman in his 1990 Dodge Ramcharger and what appeared to be fresh spray paint on the front passenger side of the SUV. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of a cut to the back of her head that required staples.

Charging documents said that Moen “admitted that he hit (the victim) after seeing her in the left lane" and when she moved to the right, Moen then “swerved to the right.”

Moen was charged last month with assaulting the same woman — who according to charges told police that he had punched her several times, leaving her face bloodied — and had been ordered to have no contact with her.

At Moen’s arraignment Thursday, the judge set a $5,000 cash performance bond with a court-approved third-party custodian required for his release.