Motorist suspected of attempted murder for allegedly hitting, dragging victim


A Saugus man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly having hit a man with his car and then dragging him.

The assault allegedly took place about 2 a.m. Friday, April 13 on Fenwall Drive, near Tula Drive, south of Pamplico Park.

“The weapon used in this case was a vehicle,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said.

“(The suspect) turned his vehicle and accelerated and hit the victim,” she said. “He hit and he dragged him with his vehicle.”

The victim was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with serious injuries, Miller said.

“The suspect and the victim are known associates,” she added.

Thomas Paul Helo, an unemployed 47-year-old, was arrested and held on $2 million bail.

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