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Victim's father: 'She got out and ran and he chased her down with the car'

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 22. 2017 12:32PM

BOW — A man ran down his wife with her car after an argument at a truck stop and took off, leaving her pinned beneath the vehicle, police say.

A group of bystanders lifted the 2001 Nissan Sentra and freed Saturn Alleyne, 26, Monday night as authorities searched for Jason Alleyne, 28, after police say he took off on foot from the Irving Circle K on Route 3A north.

“She got out and ran and he chased her down with the car,” said Peter Mossey, Saturn’s father. 

Mossey said his daughter was resting at Concord Hospital Tuesday after undergoing an MRI, recovering from a broken collarbone and other injuries.

Jason Alleyne was tracked to Donovan Street in Concord Monday night and arrested. He waived his arraignment Tuesday and filed a plea of not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in Merrimack County Superior Court. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.

Peter Martell, an Irving Circle K store employee who was working Monday night, said surveillance footage showed the car jumping the curb, then circling around and coming back for Saturn. 

“It would be pretty hard for him to say that he somehow lost control or something like that,” Martell said. 

Two tire tracks in the grass on the median showed the spot where the car eventually came to a stop with Saturn Alleyne underneath. 

Peter Mossey said the family is piecing together details from police and what Saturn was able to tell them from her hospital bed. 

The family is also hoping to learn the names of the five bystanders who lifted the car off Saturn, who was left wedged under the front of the Sentra on a median between the gas pumps and diesel area Monday around 7 p.m. 

“We would love to thank them for all the assistance they gave,” said Pamela Judd, Mossey’s sister.

Judd said her niece had just obtained a restraining order against Alleyne last Tuesday after a similar incident. 

Todd Freeman, a truck driver from Thetford, Vt., said he was one of the five who helped lift the car.

“Thank God the car bottomed out and couldn’t go any farther, because he would have run right over her and killed her, probably,” Freeman said Tuesday night. 

“She’s very lucky,” said Judd.

According to a police affidavit, Jason Alleyne found Saturn at the Circle K and got into the passenger side of her car. 

Saturn told a detective at the hospital an argument ensued and her husband smacked her in the face, then threatened to kill her. After Saturn got out of the car, he walked around to the driver’s side, put the car in gear and chased her as she attempted to run away, according to the affidavit. 

Witnesses said he drove south over the median, then circled back and ran her over from the other direction. 

“Someone ran in and yelled ‘call 911!’” said Jill Bourrie, a sales associate who was nearing the end of her shift in the convenience store at the Circle K. 

Bourrie was one of several people to call for help as the bystanders lifted the front of the car to free Saturn Alleyne. She said the woman was conscious and in obvious pain as she waited for an ambulance. 

“I think she was in shock,” Bourrie said. “She was sitting up. She was talking and kept saying how much it hurt.”

Witnesses gave police a description of the driver, who was seen running from the Irving station on Route 3A across I-93 toward Concord, police said.

New Hampshire State Police, the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department and Concord police assisted Bow officers in the search, police said. 

Jason Alleyne spent the night in the Merrimack County House of Corrections and remains held on bail. The Laconia man is charged with attempted murder, vehicular assault, first-degree assault, driving after suspension, reckless conduct and stalking. 

Dan Swegart, a public defender who represented Alleyne, declined comment as he left the courthouse Tuesday. 

Jason Alleyne appeared to be grinning in a mug shot circulated by police after his arrest. On his application for court-appointed counsel, he wrote the attempted murder charge was “completely ridiculous.”

“I have no idea how they are coming up with half of these charges,” he wrote on the application, which was among the documents in the case file. “I’m not perfect, but Jesus.”

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