Man Stole Woman's Car, Hit Her With It, Court Records Show

Man Stole Woman's Car, Hit Her With It, Court Records Show Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

Feb 17, 2017 at 4:23 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Cloud man is accused of stealing a woman's car and hitting her with it.

A woman told police she agreed to give Raymond Swingley a ride at Premier Self Storage on 37th Avenue North on Sunday.

The woman says the 62-year-old Swingley threatened to kill her boyfriend and made a comment about a pistol while reaching into his bag.

At that time, the woman's boyfriend arrived, and fearing for his life, she says she jumped out of her car to warn him.

That's when the woman says Swingley got into the driver's seat and sped off.

The next day the woman used the Find My iPhone app to locate her car, which was back at the storage business.

When she and her boyfriend confronted Swingley, she says he slammed on the gas and hit her with her car, sending her onto the hood of the car.

She says she was holding onto the hood and yelling for the man to stop when she was thrown from the hood.

On Tuesday, the woman says she was able to contact Swingley and learned that her car was at a motel in Waite Park.

Police went to the motel and arrested the man, and he allegedly tried to hip-check an officer into his squad car.

Police say Swingley was in possession of bottles of alcohol and ammunition.

Court records show the man is barred from having guns or ammunition due to several felony convictions, including a bank robbery in Michigan in 1976.

He's facing charges of 2nd degree assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon and obstruction.

His bond was set at $100,000.

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