FRONT ROYAL, VA (May 13, 2020) — Front Royal Police officers responded to the intersection of East Stonewall Drive and Bee Street last night for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The victim, 54-year-old male, Dale Potter, was quickly located by first responding officers and transported by Warren County EMS personnel to Warren Memorial Hospital for initial treatment.  Potter was then flown to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

From the initial investigation, it was discovered the victim was intentionally struck by a passenger car driven by Avery Bailey because of a physical altercation in the minutes prior, according to a press release.

Bailey, a 21-year-old Linden resident, fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle at an alternate location, according to the release. The vehicle and Bailey were located shortly thereafter by FRPD with the assistance of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Avery Bailey has been charged with malicious wounding (18.2-51) and was transported to Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail where he is currently being held without bond. The court date for this offense is set for June 30, 2020 in Warren County General District Court.  

This investigation is on-going and anyone with any further information is asked to contact Detective M.R. Ramey at (540) 636-2208 or by email at mramey@frontroyalva.com.

From a release.

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