Overton man arrested, accused of hitting girl with car

Overton man arrested, accused of hitting girl with car
Kevin Wade Cooper is in the Smith county jail for allegedly hitting a girl with a car

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Deputies with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an Overton man accused of hitting his ex’s daughter with a car Monday night.

Kevin Wade Cooper, 40, is charged with aggravated assault and is being held on a $45,000 bond.

According to the arrest report, deputies were called out to the 9600 block of County Road 2228 after a woman said her ex had “run over” her daughter and left the scene.

Whitehouse police were able to stop Cooper in the city limits when they got a vehicle description.

The report states the girl was not run over but hit by the vehicle. She was taken to a hospital and was last known to be stable, according to the report.

Deputies arrested Cooper on the aggravated assault charge.

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