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Woman indicted in bike incident

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ELYRIA — A Cleveland woman has been indicted on charges of attempted murder after troopers say she deliberately ran over a cyclist in Eaton Township in November.

Lisa Harris, 29, of Cleveland, was indicted on one count of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault and a count of vehicular assault, according to the indictment released Thursday.

On Nov. 22, Ohio State troopers said Harris ran over 21-year-old man on a bicycle with her 2002 Ford Taurus about 2:46 p.m. The man had been riding a blue 18-speed Ultra Terrain bicycle near Eaton Estates.

Witnesses said they heard Harris tell troopers that the victim “robbed” her. The witnesses also said they couldn’t believe the man, who was described as “nice,” could have robbed someone.

The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for treatment after the incident.

Troopers said they believed drugs had played part in the incident.

According to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will, law enforcement officials don’t believe the incident was accidental.

“Her hitting him on the bike and driving over him was recorded on a home surveillance video,” Will said. “We actually have video of her running him over, and based upon the investigation, it was not an accident. It was an intentional act. That’s why it’s attempted murder.”

Contact Scott Mahoney at 329-7146 or smahoney@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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