Womanâ??s car damaged after collision with meth suspect

Abby Cagle of Kirksville has been left without a vehicle.

Abby Cagle of Kirksville has been left without a vehicle.

Cagle was driving to work Tuesday night around 10:30 on East Illinois Street in Kirksville. She said Roy Clark, 43, of Kirksville, was running away from police when he ran into the street and hit her car.

â??To the left of me a guy had started running from the corner of the yard and was in the passenger lane and ran around the front of my car,â?? Cagle said. â??I thought, oh my God I hit him and he's going to die.â??

Cagle said she never expected anything like this.

â??He was to the left of me in the yard and I thought â??he looks to be my age he's not going to jump out in front of me is he?â?? And the next thing I know he's standing in the passenger lane looking around and then I hear a police officer out my left window say â??Stop! Hold it right there!â?? And then he takes off running in front of my car,â?? Cagle said.

Cagle said this was the car her mother left her when she passed away. She had liability insurance and said she doesn't have the money to fix it. The estimate for repairs is $1,200.

Roy Clark is charged with possession of meth, resisting arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Adair County Jail on $35,000 cash-only bond.