Falls City man accused of trying to run over ex-wife

FALLS CITY – A Falls City man is charged with trying to run over his ex-wife with his pickup truck as she walked near a Lane Street residence.

Cody Johansen, 34, is charged with felony terroristic threats, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, domestic assault and willful reckless driving.

An arrest affidavit says Falls City police were dispatched May 23 on a report of man trying to run over a woman and arrived to find two women walking near 23rd Street.

The affidavit said Johansen was taped telling his ex-wife that she would not be on the earth another hour.

A deputy says he listened to the recording and could hear Johansen verbalize killing himself before saying he would run over the targeted victim.

Witnesses say the pickup accelerated, jumped the curb and went into a yard.

The woman, Crystal Kirkendall, told police she had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

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