AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn University student is now facing felony charges after police say he assaulted a Lyft driver.
Jess Ralston, 20, was arrested in late September at the social apartment complex in auburn on misdemeanor charges .
Police say since the arrest the victim, 58-year-old Lennie Hartzog had surgery to fix her injuries which justifies upgrading the charges.
Hartzog needed more than 30 staples in her shoulder and arm after she says Ralston assaulted her.
The rides haring driver hired auburn attorney Trip Walton and is seeking legal action in this case.