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2011 Brentwood Grad Charged with 1st Degree Assault at Jimmy John's

Police say William Hampel drove over one person's foot, while a second had to jump to escape injury.

A Brentwood man was with hitting one restaurant employee with his car and trying to hit another person.

William P. Hampel, 19, of the 2600 block of Louis Avenue in , was charged Thursday with first-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

Hampel is a 2011 graduate of .

said Hampel cursed at and threatened employees at , 1230 Strassner Ave., at about midnight on July 2. He then retrieved a garbage bag from outside and began throwing trash inside the restaurant, police stated in a report.

When Hampel left, two employees went outside to get his license plate number and Hampel drove at them, seriously injuring one by running over the worker’s foot, according to court documents. The second employee escaped injury by jumping out of the way, police stated in the report.

Bond was set at $200,000.

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TOOWARM July 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Must have been sick the day they taught character education at BSD.
Eddie August 01, 2012 at 02:42 AM
There is always 2 stories that might help to shine light on what really happened.
Mike Marshall August 01, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Real nice TOOWARM, its easy to take shots at a persons character when you don't have the guts to use your real name, this is the problem with these comment sections. I have no problem with someone stating an opinion, but when you don't use your real name it turns into a cowardly attack.
Eddie August 01, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Why would anyone put their foot under someone's car when there is an upsetting situation going on. Sounds like a setup to me.
Mr. Completely August 01, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Quit whining Marshall...comment sections are like graffiti. Read em and move on. Now something really disturbing is when city officials conduct public business behind closed doors in meetings held without notice, public input or written minutes. How about those double secret "executive sessions" held by aldermen, now thats a double shot!
Mr. Completely August 01, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Yea I know all about those setups. Like one time I was at a Blues Festival in Arizona and this guy gropes my wife, then he smashes me in the fist with his face. The police come and want to charge me with assault and peace disturbance. Man I’m never going to Arizona again.
Thomas Gibson August 01, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I have to agree with Mike. Use your real name,or are you afraid to. Can not blame you at that, sometimes people are nuts. They are just not brave enough to come after me for some reason. Perhaps they know me to well.
Mike Marshall August 01, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Mr Completely, you believe in what your saying so much that you dont even use your real name. If you are going to make accusations, use your real name and show me the proof! If not, just move on!
Mr. Completely August 01, 2012 at 07:05 PM
A few random thoughts: Sorry you don't like how media forums work, here's a thought; stop reading them. Your act is typical of the self appointed Brentwood elite, when you can't debate an issue on facts, attack the individual making the point. Send out some unsigned hate mail then whine when someone does it to you. Bet you're prolly still screaming for Obama to hand over his birth certificate? Mr. Completely isn't my real name? I'll get my birth certificate to the patch as soon as I can find it.

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