One man is in jail after allegedly trying to run over a Bibb County DHR worker with his car.

James David Stemple, 72, of Woodstock reportedly attempted to hit Tracey Eubanks, a caseworker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, with his cane inside the Bibb County DHR office. According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, after the alleged assault took place, the police were called.

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Stemple then allegedly ran over Eubanks with a vehicle.

Jackson indicated that police arrived as Stemple was backing up to run over Eubanks again. An officer reportedly opened fire on Eubanks, apprehended him, then took him to the Bibb County Jail.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is working the case.

Stemple is being held without bond in the Bibb County Jail on charges of attempted murder and two counts of second-degree assault. Eubanks was flown by a medevac helicopter to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Her condition, as of Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., is unknown.

This story is developing. Stay connected to The Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as information becomes available.

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