Man suspected in auto burglaries of police vehicles now charged with aggravated battery
Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell has filed new charges against a Hutchinson man accused of being involved with numerous auto burglaries involving law enforcement, public officials and other last summer.
But, Maxwell alleges in a complaint that 21-year-old Victor Smith left a 25-year-old Hutchinson woman after she fell of his motorcycle back on April 7. The woman reported to police that she fell off of a motorcycle after he lost control in the 700 block of North Airport Road. Nicole Butler was apparently injured as a result.
Maxwell alleges in the complaint that Smith who was driving her on the motorcycle, and has charged him with aggravated battery, failing to stop for an accident, and no proof of liability insurance.
He was arrested on a warrant Monday evening, and is free on a 10-thousand dollar bond.
Smith is awaiting trial in the auto burglaries case which occurred over the 4 th of July weekend last year. In a separate case he’s also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package, personal use drug paraphernalia and no tax stamp.
Because Smith has made bond in this latest arrest, he’ll make a first appearance at a later time.