POSTED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 6:22pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:43pm
From Smith County Officials- On May 2, 2012, Tyler 911 received a call from Nicholas Smiley, an 18 year old Flint resident. Mr. Smiley called 911 because he had just been assaulted at the marina at Lake Tyler. Officers responded to the scene and began to investigate what had occurred.
According to Mr. Smiley, he was sitting in his pick-up in the parking lot at the marina. He was approached by a known white male suspect who began to verbally antagonize Mr. Smiley. Mr. Smiley said the suspect attempted to fight with him. The suspect left, but returned a short time later with another male subject. The suspect started punching Mr. Smiley several times while he was still seated in his vehicle. The other subject with the suspect did not assault Mr. Smiley.
While he was being assaulted, Mr. Smiley attempted to drive away. Mr. Smiley pulled forward in his vehicle and struck a 16 year old male who happened to be riding his bicycle in front of Mr. Smiley’s vehicle. The bicyclist was knocked down and off of his bicycle. Mr. Smiley continued to drive away and stopped approximately a mile away where he called 911 to report the incident. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and was expected to be transported by private vehicle to a hospital to be examined.
While Mr. Smiley was stopped and waiting for officers to arrive, the brother of the bicyclist arrived at his location. The brother, not knowing Mr. Smiley had been assaulted earlier, punched Mr. Smiley’s pick-up window and shattered it. Police arrived shortly thereafter and began working the case.
These cases will be forwarded to detectives for follow-up.
Officials tell KETK that a 16-year old was accidentally hit by a truck at the Lake Tyler Marina on Concession Road.
The driver of the truck and the bicyclist were reportedly in an altercation before the accident, but police say the hit was accidental.
The bicyclist sustained minor injuries including a bruised knee.
Smith County officials are on the scene of a possible hit-and-run involving a child.
Details are very limited at this time.
KETK does have crews in route and will bring you any information as soon as it becomes available.