Bond set in alleged assault with vehicle

A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a man who allegedly struck another man with a vehicle Friday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Anthony Royal, 43, with second-degree battery and aggravated assault.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police were sent to a service station at 2801 S. Hazel St., where the alleged victim said Royal had him with with Royal’s car, after trying several times to run over him.

Police reported that Royal also hit a metal pole at the station, knocking it down, and the alleged victim said he had thrown a crowbar at Royal’s car, breaking the front windshield.

According to Kizer, there was “bad blood” between Royal and the alleged victim over a female, and he said Royal “has a propensity for not coming to court,” with multiple failures to appear.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Royal to have no contact with the alleged victim, and told him to come back to court June 24.

Royal said he would hire his own attorney.