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EXCLUSIVE: Scene of Lyft Driver Assault on 200 Block of Longleaf Drive at The Social Apartments

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Auburn student assaults Lyft driver

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Early Sunday morning, Auburn police responded to a report of an assault at The Social Apartments on the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive.

A 58 year old female from Auburn was allegedly assaulted by a male, later identified as Jess Erwin Ralston, age 20 from Auburn.

The victim sustained physical injuries to her face and arm and was transported by ambulance to EAMC for treatment. 

On Monday, September 24th Officers obtained a warrant for Ralston’s arrest charging him with assault third degree; he was located, taken into custody and transported to the Lee County Jail. 

The case remains under investigation and felony assault charges are possible, depending on the medical determination of the severity of the victim’s injuries.

As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated. 


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