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Pickup used as weapon

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A Ridgefield man who said he struggles with alcohol abuse allegedly drove his pickup into several parked vehicles Thursday night before hitting and pinning a man between his truck and a trailer, according to court records.

Warren W.J. Nellor, 26, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular assault, six counts of hit-and-run and second-degree assault.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Nellor, Joshua Keen and another man were socializing at a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast 63rd Street in Vancouver. They shared 24 cans of beer and a bottle of whiskey. Throughout the night, the men wrestled. However, the playful wrestling turned into more when Nellor allegedly started hitting Keen.

Nellor then got into his Chevrolet S10 pickup and started driving in circles, hitting everything in the backyard of the residence, including dune buggies, two parked trucks and the trailer where Keen lives, the affidavit states. Keen said he tried to get Nellor to stop and was pinned between his truck and the trailer. Nellor allegedly backed up the truck and drove it into Keen again, and he continued to spin his tires, court records said.

Nellor eventually backed up again, and the third man opened the driver’s side door and began hitting him until Nellor left the pickup and ran away, according to court documents. Keen fell to the ground but said he believed he only had “a really bad charley horse,” the affidavit said.

The next morning, he had difficulty moving and went to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he learned he has a broken pelvis, court records state.

Police later arrested Nellor at his home. He said he did not recall what happened after he started driving around the backyard. He said he remembered waking up and being bloodied, looking for his dog and driving home, according to court documents.

On Monday, Judge David Gregerson set Nellor’s bail at $35,000. He will be arraigned Dec. 2.