Two 19-year-olds are accused of beating up and trying to run over a Taylorsville High School teacher.
Arrest warrants were issued Thursday in 3rd District Court in West Jordan for Cristian Hernandez and Marquez Anthony Parker. Hernandez is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and assault against a school employee, a Class A misdemeanor. Parker faces the misdemeanor charge of assault against a school employee.
Sgt. Melody Gray, spokeswoman for Unified police, said Friday that Hernandez and Parker are on the lam, and are believed to have fled to California.
According to charging documents, the confrontation began at Taylorsville High School, at 5225 S. Redwood Road, on Dec. 15. Teacher Konrad Wilson told police he confronted Hernandez about drinking in front of the school. He then stood in front of Hernandez’ Lincoln Town Car to take down the license plate number. Hernandez then accelerated the car toward Wilson, who said he jumped on the hood to avoid being run over.
Hernandez allegedly kept driving for nearly four blocks, with Wilson on the hood, to the Chevron station at 5600 S. Redwood Road. Wilson tried to get off the car, but Hernandez and Parker got out of the car and started punching him, he told police. The two men, according to Wilson’s statement, then got back in the car and the driver accelerated toward Wilson, who again jumped on the hood.
Hernandez then drove to a nearby Walmart — court documents don’t specify which one, but the nearest Walmart is at 5469 S. Redwood Road — where Wilson let go of the hood and fell, the charges said.
A school resource officer confirmed Wilson, the Junior ROTC instructor at Taylorsville High, was in a confrontation with two young men, later identified as Hernandez and Parker, court documents said.