Joggers in SE Mo. struck on purpose, police say

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Two Arkansas men are facing charges in southeast Missouri after police say the stolen car they were in intentionally drove into a group of joggers, injuring 3 of them.

The Southeast Missourian ( ) reports that the incident happened Sunday morning in Cape Girardeau. The victims suffered bumps and bruises. 1 of them is Ron Rosati, provost at Southeast Missouri State University.

Police declined to disclose a possible motive. The suspects, 19-year-old Vincent Anderson of Little Rock, Ark., and 27-year-old Marcus Jones of Cotton Plant, Ark., are both jailed.

Police say Anderson was driving a 1994 Ford Thunderbird that was reported stolen moments before the joggers were struck. Rosati says the car cut across lanes and came directly at the joggers.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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