A Cumberland County woman — claiming her victim had assaulted her “a few years ago” — is charged with felony assault after the victim and witnesses claimed she tried to run over the man.
Tammy S. King, 43, 434 Caney Creek Rd., is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault, in connection with the incident that occurred June 29 on Mayland Rd., according to Deputy Kevin Reagan’s report.
Deputies responded to the 500 block of Mayland Rd. after being told that a woman driving a 2006 Mercury van had tried to run down a bicyclist — and the same man later on foot — before crashing her vehicle into a tree.
King was picked up at her Caney Creek Rd. home and returned to the scene on Mayland Rd. She told Reagan that “the sun briefly blinded her,” causing her to steer her van off the roadway and into the tree. She denied trying to run over anyone but did state that the victim had assaulted her in the past.
David Bramblett, 48, of Mayland Rd., told deputies he was riding his bicycle on Mayland Rd. when he spotted a van approaching him. The van suddenly traveled into his opposite lane toward him, causing him to leave the roadway to keep from being struck. He added that the female driver was yelling and cursing him.
Bramblett said about ten minutes later, while standing by a gate on his property, the van again approached him and made an abrupt swerve toward him, crashing into a tree. He said the woman driver then exited the van, struck him in the back with both hands and challenged him to touch her.
Witnesses, including a passenger in the van, verified Bramblett’s story and King was taken into custody. The van was driven to the suspect’s home with approximately $1,500 in damage.
King was placed under $10,000 bond and will make an appearance in General Sessions Court.