A spurned boyfriend planned to flee the country after allegedly running over his girlfriend three times and killing her, Bergen County prosecutors said today.
Charles Ann, 26, was arrested at a friend's apartment in Flushing, N.Y., early this morning with a passport and a large sum of cash. He was charged with murder.
Prosecutors said Ann allegedly ran over his girlfriend, Aena Hong, 25, three times on a Fort Lee, N.J., road Monday evening and left her for dead at the scene. Hong died an hour later from her injuries.
Hong was seen walking next to Ann's Hyundai Sonata while the two were embroiled in an argument, Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said in a statement. He described the pair's relationship as "tumultuous."
"Just before the incident, the vehicle was observed to drive away from Ms. Hong and turn around. As the victim was crossing the road, [Ann] rapidly accelerated his motor vehicle, striking Ms. Hong," Molinelli wrote.
Ann put the car in reverse, driving over Hong's body, then drove forward over it for a third time, prosecutors said.
Ann, a native of Korea, has been in the United States since 2009.
He is being held on $3 million bail while he awaits an extradition hearing from Queens, N.Y., to New Jersey.