Woman seriously injured trying to stop man accused of stealing her car

Dwight Bailey
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Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 9:52 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville man is behind bars after police said he tried to steal a woman’s car in St. Matthews.

Dwight Bailey, 65, of Louisville, is being charged with robbery and assault after a woman was badly injured during his alleged car theft attempt.

It happened on July 29 around 7:17 a.m.

An arrest report said a woman saw Bailey get inside her unlocked car and went outside to confront him.

She told Bailey to get out of the car and the arrest report said Bailey refused and put the car in reverse.

The woman was knocked down by the driver’s side door and hit her head on the pavement. She was seriously injured and suffered bleeding in her brain, a broken femur, and a broken elbow.

She was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital and is receiving medical treatment for her injuries.

Police said Bailey was arrested Monday after being identified through surveillance video and previous mugshots.

He appeared in court on Tuesday, entering a plea of not guilty. His bond was set at $75,000 cash.