An Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, child endangerment and domestic violence Thursday after he rammed a vehicle occupied by his ex-girlfriend and their young child in Antioch, according to the Antioch Police Department.
Police dispatch received a call from a woman about 11:50 a.m. saying she was being chased by a car, and the suspect was ramming her vehicle, police said. Moments later, several more calls came in from witnesses reporting a traffic collision on Hillcrest Avenue and Via Dora Drive and that a man had forced the victims into his car.
Officers arrived at the scene and found the victim's vehicle with major damage and the victims not at the scene, police said. A short time later, a local hospital called and told police two victims, a 23-year-old womand and a 3-year-old boy, were dropped off and being treated.
The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Joshua Dillard of Oakland, left the hospital but returned a short time later and was taken into custody, police said. He was booked into county jail in Martinez on $1.2 million bail.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Antioch Police Department nonemergency line at (925) 778-2441, or text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH.