Authorities in North Carolina say a 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of purposely ramming into a vehicle occupied by her two young children and their father.
According to KTLA, Kendra Kerry Boyd was embroiled in a bitter custody dispute with 21-year-old Philip Clapp, who was driving the vehicle she allegedly hit with her own car in an incident earlier this month in Old Fort.
The 2- and 4-year-old children — a boy and girl, respectively — of Boyd and Clapp were passengers in the vehicle.
A short time after the crash was reported, McDowell County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to investigate. Boyd was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges including two counts of child abuse and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
A news release indicated that the crash occurred on Oakdale Road on the afternoon of March 8, as reported by WSPA. An investigation at the scene reportedly led deputies to determine that Boyd had been driving recklessly prior to the intentional collision.
Reports indicate state troopers were seeking additional charges of careless and reckless driving against the Marion woman in connection with the collision.
[Featured image: Kendra Kerry Boyd, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office]