BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) - Beech Grove police say a man is in a fight for his life after he and a co-worker went to repossess vehicles at a business.
Police say 32-year-old Bradley Jones and his co-worker Johney Greer, went to Expert Collision on Churchman Avenue, around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Johney Greer tells them they'd approached the owner of the business to recover a number of vehicles and equipment, when an Impala they also were looking for pulled into the parking lot.
Greer told 24-Hour News 8 he heard the business owner say, "He said, they're here to repossess our stuff, get it out of here."
Greer told police the driver of the car, 48-year-old Anthony Galbreath, started reversing, while he stood at the driver's side window, and his co-worker Bradley stood behind the car.
"Bradley was behind the vehicle about two feet, it would have clipped him right at the knees," explained Greer. "If he didn't hold onto that deck lid, he would have been under the car. When he was pulling himself up, the guy in the car was swerving, to try to throw him off it."
Eventually it seems, the driver succeeded..
Greer says Bradley flew off the car, landing on his head.
"When I got there to him, he was bleeding real bad out of his ears," said Greer. Greer said the driver and the business owner were gone when he looked around for them.
"It really hurts, when you see one of your agents, laying there on the ground, and you don't know if he's going to make it or not," said Greer.
Greer says Bradley Jones is a father, and a soon-to-be husband.
Police say Jones was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Greer says Jones had brain surgery from the injuries, and is now in a coma at Wishard.
Beech Grove Police tell 24-Hour News 8 the driver, Anthony Galbreath, faces preliminary charges of aggravated assault.
"Our investigation is showing the driver realized that there was somebody on the back portion of that vehicle, and he did not stop, to take care of the situation in that way," explained Captain Robert Mercuri. "Knowing the person is still on your vehicle, and continuing to drive, is an intentional act."
Neighboring businesses told 24-Hour News 8 there were surveillance cameras in the area, but they weren't on.
Greer says he's known Jones for years, and says they're very close. He's hoping Jones pulls through, after these injuries.
"It really hurts. This will probably be my last repo, to tell you the truth. I doubt if I do any more repossessions."
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