ROCKLAND — A 21-year-old St. George man was arrested Tuesday night, Dec. 21, accused of driving a pickup truck into a woman in her front yard.

John J. B. Curtin was charged with Class B domestic violence aggravated assault, Class B domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by Rockland police, the victim saw Curtin parked down the road from her residence on Rankin Street. He then revved the engine of the vehicle and drove up the road, onto the lawn and struck her with the side of the bumper.

He then drove off, according to police.

The woman and a man at the scene gave the same account of the incident. The woman suffered a swollen knee and a bruised arm, according to police. Tire tracks were visible on the lawn in front of the porch.

Police said Curtin had been warned earlier about not being at the residence.

Curtin made his initial appearance Thursday, Dec. 23 in the Knox County court. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald asked for $10,000 cash bail because, citing the seriousness of the crimes.

The attorney for the day for people being held in custody until their court appearances, Jane Langdon-Gray, said Curtin has no criminal record. She also said he has many ties to the area and is a basketball coach at a local school. The school was not named.

Justice Robert Murray set bail at $1,000 cash. Curtin did not enter a plea because the case has not yet been presented to a grand jury.