POLICE: Louisville woman nearly runs over woman after trying to steal cell phone, purse
Police have arrested a Louisville woman accused of stealing a cell phone and purse from an acquaintance's car, then trying to run over her with her vehicle.
Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:07 am EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a Louisville woman accused of trying to steal a cell phone and purse from an acquaintance's car, then trying to run her down.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened May 17. That's when 25-year-old Shaqueen Sheppard allegedly robbed the victim in the parking lot of the Market Zone convenience store in the 100 block of south 26th Street. That's where police say the victim had a conversation with Sheppard before going inside the store.
Police say the victim "happened to turn around as she was walking away" and saw Sheppard reach into her car through the window that was partially rolled down and take her cell phone and purse. When the victim ran back and confronted Sheppard, "a struggle ensued," but she managed to retrieve her property, but it was damaged.
As Sheppard was leaving the parking lot, police say the tried to run over the victim, but narrowly missed her as a passerby pushed her to safety. That's when police say Sheppard "backed out of the parking lot into south 26th Street at a high rate of speed and struck an elderly woman's vehicle, disabling it."
Sheppard was arrested several days later, on May 23, in the 200 block of east Broadway. She's charged with robbery, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid or assistance, criminal mischief, and failure to maintain required insurance.
She's being held at Metro Corrections on a $20,000 cash bond.
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