Crime

Police: Woman attempts to strike her uncle with vehicle

Police say a 21-year-old Phenix woman tried to "run over" her uncle multiple times with her vehicle.

Represented by public defender public defender Charles Lykins, Abrielle S. Walker pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and second-degree criminal damage to property.

She was ordered to be sent to the Muscogee County Jail under bonds totaling $75,000.

The case was bound over to Superior Court.

Columbus Police Officer James Root said a dispute domestic dispute ensued between Walker and her uncle at the man's Farr Road apartment.

Later on, two witnesses reportedly saw Walker chasing the victim in her vehicle at 1:45 p.m. as he fled on foot. He reportedly throw rocks at the woman's vehicle in self-defense, causing $1,000 worth of damage to her car, Root told the court.

A witness told the court that Walker's vehicle was only two feet from the man at some point during the attack.

Though Walker never hit or injured her uncle, she reportedly struck a Tri South Contractor's fence and caused $600 worth of damage to the barrier, the officer said.

Root said he was called to to the scene Thursday at 1:48 p.m. and saw the victim on foot and suspect exit her vehicle.

During the hearing, Walker said that her and her uncle "never get along."

The suspect said he attacked her and her cousin before Thursday's alleged assault via vehicle. She told the court that her uncle hit her and her cousin in the eye, and then stole and broke her phones.

"That's why I got in my car and started chasing him," Walker testified.

Police questioned the uncle about Walker's accusations, but he denied it.

Root said there wasn't enough evidence against the relative to charge him.

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