FAIRMONT — A 39-year-old man accused of trying to run a woman over with his vehicle on Oct. 5 is now charged with attempted murder in the first degree.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office found probable cause to charge Charles Elias Pollack of 101 Jesses Run Rd., Fairview, with the felony.

According to the court papers, a Marion County 911 received a report of a a vehicle accident on Jesses Run Road that was domestic-related. A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was told that the man who struck the victim’s car fled the scene.

Before arriving at Jesses Run Road, the deputy found the victim at the corner of Baker and Main streets, along with a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with heavy damage on the front driver side door.

The deputy spoke to the victim, who said Charles Pollack “tried to run her over with his


The victim said she saw a black Kia Optima travel past her mother’s residence and “did not think anything of it.” The victim said she went up to her residence, on Jesses Run Road, to care for her animals and while she was exiting her vehicle, she saw the same black Kia Optima speeding up her driveway headed straight for her.

“The victim said she jumped back in her vehicle for cover due to having no where (sic) else to run and her car was struck by who she was able to identify as her ex-boyfriend Charles Pollack,” the complaint states. “The victim said Pollack backed up and hit her vehicle a second time then sped off and did a donut on her property.”

The victim said that before leaving the area, Pollack “got out of his vehicle and told her he was going to come back and kill her along with her family,” the complaint states.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle involved and saw damage matching the damage done to the victim’s vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle was identified as Charles Pollack.

Court records show Pollack is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $300,012 bail.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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