The Tuscaloosa Police Department charged a 22-year-old man with trying to run over and kill his pregnant wife Monday morning.

Captain Marty Sellers, the assistant commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said 22-year-old Canaan Johnson intentionally struck his 23-year-old wife with a vehicle on 15th Street at the Highway 359 Overpass around 8:15 Monday.

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Multiple witnesses cooperated with investigations, who found cause to arrest Johnson and charge him with one count of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of attempted murder-- one for his wife and one for their unborn child.

Sellers said the victim was hospitalized and is being treated for injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, but did not have information Monday afternoon on the status of the unborn child.

Johnson was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a combined $180,000 bond. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as they become available.

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