October 1, 2014

Gardner woman in jail in Illinois for striking man with car

SAVANNA, Ill. – A Gardner woman is in jail in Illinois after running over her companion with a car and driving into a house.
Allana D. Hill, 21, and a male companion were pulled over early Tuesday, Oct. 23. As an officer attempted to arrest the male, who was driving, Hill allegedly drove off, turned around and hit her male companion and took off again.
The officer shot at the vehicle, hitting Hill; she crashed into a house in rural Carrol County a short time later. Officers at the scene found the baby when they arrested Hill.
The infant was released to the Iowa Department of Human Services. Hill, the man, and the officer were taken to a nearby hospital in Clinton, Iowa. Hill was treated and taken to jail; the officer was treated for unspecified injuries and was released. He remains on administrative leave while the investigation continues. The man remains at a hospital in Rockford, Ill. Police have not yet released his name.
Hill was charged on Tuesday with aggravated battery, which carries 3 to 7 years in prison; aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, which carries 2 to 5 years; and aggravated reckless driving, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, and aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude, all of which carry 1 to 3 years, Illinois State Police said in a news release.
She also is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, a misdemeanor, online court records show.
Her bond was set at $200,000.
Charges are pending against the man, whose relationship to Hill was not available, state police said.
Gardner Police Capt. Jim Moore said he was able to confirm that Hill was a resident of Gardner. However, he said police have had limited contact with her.
In 2009, her father, a California resident, called attempting to locate Hill.
“We know she was a resident here, and that’s about as much as we know,” Moore said.
Kiran Sood and Kathleen A. Schultz of Sauk Valley Media contributed to this story.

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