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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:54 am | Updated: 9:39 am, Tue Mar 12, 2013.

A man is in custody on attempted murder charges after he ran his pickup through the front window of Perkins early Sunday morning, striking a man police say he was arguing with over the phone.

Tanner Matthies, 20, of North Platte is charged with attempted second-degree murder, a class two felony, first-degree assault, a class two felony and criminal mischief, a class four felony, according to Rodney Brown, public information officer for the North Platte Police Department.

Matthies was arguing with a 25-year-old Greeley, Colo., man over the phone, when he drove his Dodge pickup into the front of Perkins at 2302 S. Jeffers at 5 a.m. Sunday, striking the man he was arguing with, according to Brown. The relationship between Matthies and the victim is not known, Brown said.

The victim, who suffered extensive injuries and possibly permanent damage, was taken to Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

Matthies was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

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