The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has filed a motion that seeks to have the teen accused of running over a woman at Thousand Oaks High School prosecuted in adult court.
The 16-year-old boy is charged in juvenile court with Assault with a Deadly Weapon for intentionally using his vehicle to run over 50-year-old Lisa Solis in the parking lot of the high school gym on the night of February 8th.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, the teen was suspected of stealing food from the concession stand during a varsity basketball game.
Solis reportedly witnessed the theft and followed the boy to the parking lot.
They say as the teen tried to drive away, Solis stood in front of his vehicle in an attempt to stop him.
It's alleged the teen intentionally struck Solis with the vehicle, knocking her to the ground, and then ran over her as he fled.
Solis received life-threatening injuries and is still in the process of recovering.
The teen was later tracked down near his home and arrested.
The District Attorney's motion will trigger a process that will involve the probation department conducting an investigation and producing a report regarding the boy, his background, a look at the alleged crime, and other information designed to help the Juvenile Court Judge make a decision on whether the case will be transferred to adult court or stay in juvenile court.
A hearing to start that investigation is set for March 29th.
Prosecutors say what the boy did that night, a day after he received his driver's license, is so serious that he deserves to face adult court justice.