Fredrick Rice

Fredrick Rice

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A California man was arraigned over the weekend on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after police said he stole a car then hit the owner with it.

Frederick D. Rice, 34, of San Diego, was arrested on Friday. He was held in the Bell County Jail on $100,000 bond as of 4 p.m. Monday.

A man called police Friday and said his car was stolen while he was inside his home. The car was running in the driveway, and when he went inside to grab something, someone hopped in and drove away, according to the affidavit.

Officers returned to the home later in the day. The owner of the car told police that the man who stole the car — who police later identified as Rice — returned to his home with the car. After he told Rice to stay on the scene as he called police, Rice proceeded to drive forward and hit the car’s owner before he left the scene again, according to police.

Another officer later found Rice and pulled him over. Rice told the officer that he took the car, according to the affidavit.

In an unrelated incident, Andrew Brian Schyra, 23, was arraigned on a charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces. He was held in the Bell County Jail on $20,000 bond, but has since bonded out.

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