Man allegedly ran over victim with his car, killing him, after argument at St. Louis bar

Source: St. Louis Department of Corrections, MEGA

Nov. 17 2021, Published 10:21 a.m. ET

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A man has been charged with murder after he allegedly hit a bar owner with his car and killed him.

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William Warden, 26, is accused of intentionally running over James Wors, 54, outside the Bomber O’Brien Bar in St. Louis after a fight inside the business that spilled out into the parking lot, Leader Publications reported.

St. Louis police were called to the bar just after midnight on Nov. 12, according to Leader Publications.

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Wors and a 37-year-old man had been hit by a Chevrolet Cruze and were transported to an area hospital, Leader Publications reported. Wors died at the hospital, and the other man suffered a broken ankle and ribs, according to a probable cause statement obtained by Leader Publications.

During the alleged bar fight, Warden allegedly punched a 38-year-old man, breaking his orbital bone, Leader Publications reported. That victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.

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After the fight, Warden allegedly got into the Cruze, along with a 25-year-old man, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, according to Leader Publications.

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Then, Warden allegedly drove the car onto the sidewalk in front of the bar, hitting the two men, Leader Publications reported.


Wors fell onto the car’s hood and hit the windshield, according to the report obtained by Leader Publications.

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Police say Warden drove the Cruze about 50 feet with Wors on the hood before he fell off, according to Leader Publications.

Warden then allegedly drove over Wors, and both the front and back tires ran him over, Leader Publications reported.

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The Cruze was abandoned about one mile from the bar, and the woman and 25-year-old man were found with the car and arrested, according to Leader Publications. The 23-year-old man was later found and also arrested.

St. Louis Police say they will seek fourth-degree assault charges against the two other men and the woman in the car with Warden, Leader Publications reported.

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Warden turned himself in to homicide detectives, according to Leader Publications.

Warden has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action, Leader Publications reported.


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