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Battle Ground man accused of intentionally ramming vehicle

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

A Battle Ground man was arrested on suspicion of assault after he allegedly intentionally rammed another man’s vehicle head-on.

Jayden A. Bohanan, 21, faces allegations of second-degree assault and felony harassment. He made a first appearance Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court, during which Judge John Fairgrieve set bail in the case at $50,000.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23, court records show.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim, identified as Mark Becker, was northbound on Northeast 103rd Avenue when an apparent road rage incident occurred that caused his vehicle to veer into a fence.

Once Becker’s vehicle came to a stop, Bohanan allegedly exited his vehicle holding a pistol in his right hand. Bohanan approached Becker, demanded he exit the crashed vehicle and threatened to kill him, according to the affidavit. The allegations note that Bohanan held the gun at his side.

In a subsequent interview, Bohanan told police he followed the victim after Becker crashed into him. The affidavit says he confessed to blocking Becker’s vehicle, and then driving forward into the man’s vehicle in order to get him to stop.

Bohanan admitted to approaching the victim’s driver’s side door with a weapon, but he denied raising the firearm or making threats, the affidavit says.