A Brookfield man who was out on bond after pleading guilty Oct. 19 to two counts of vehicular homicide in the traffic deaths of two men in Wayne County, was arrested Oct. 31 on charges related to the alleged assault of his girlfriend in Vienna.
Zachary T. Carpenter, 29, of 5907 Stewart Sharon Road, was arrested at home on charges of vehicular assault and domestic violence.
The girlfriend, Taylor J. Hunt, 26, of the same address, was taken to a hospital by Vienna Fire and EMS, Vienna police said.
Hunt said Carpenter sped off after the couple argued, hitting her with his vehicle in the 4300 block of Warren Sharon Road, police said.
Carpenter told police Hunt was hanging onto the door of the vehicle, police said. He said he stopped to see if she was OK, saw that she was not seriously injured, and left, police said.
Carpenter was arraigned Oct. 1 in Girard Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, which is a misdemeanor, but did not enter a plea to vehicular assault, a felony, according to court records.
Carpenter was released on bail and is not allowed contact with Hunt. His next court appearance is a pretrial hearing Nov. 9.
His guilty pleas stem from an Oct. 24, 2021, crash on Interstate 71, when he drove a box truck van into a tractor-trailer that had pulled over to the side of the road. Killed were Nicholas P. Holmes, 30, of Girard, and Christopher Fox, 21, of Youngstown who were riding in the vehicle Carpenter was driving. Carpenter was injured.
Carpenter’s sentencing on the two misdemeanor charges of vehicular homicide was set for Nov. 30.