Woman accused of running over boyfriend

Woman accused of running over boyfriend

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Paragould woman was arrested Tuesday night after police say she tried to run over her boyfriend with her car.

Monica Lynn Cervantes, 25, is being held at the Craighead County Detention Center on a felony charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member and a misdemeanor charge of DWI-drugs.

At 7:39 p.m. Jonesboro police were called to the 3200-block of East Johnson Avenue regarding a domestic dispute.

The caller told dispatch a "white female ran over a black male with her vehicle," the initial incident report stated.

When officers arrived, they found the 35-year-old victim walking in a ditch. The man was walking "with a limp and appeared to be exhausted," the report said.

The man told police he had come to the scene to help his child's mother who he said had been involved in an accident.

As he was taking her home, the man said Cervantes got angry and told him to get out of the car.

The man said Cervantes then struck him with the car as he was standing in the grass, the report said.

As the officer questioned the victim, another officer stopped Cervantes and asked what had happened.

According to his report, Cervantes was having trouble keeping her balance. As he was talking to her, the officer said Cervantes tried to sit on the ground and fell.

When asked if she had been drinking Cervantes, who told the officer she is 4 months pregnant, said she had taken 5 xanax pills about 3 hours earlier, the report said.

After arresting her, the officers took her to a local hospital where she agreed to a blood test. Following the test the officers took her to the CCDC.

On the way to the jail, according to the report, Cervantes "fell asleep."

When the officers used their sirens and horn to wake her, she did not respond, the report said.

At the jail, the officers said they had trouble waking her. Once they had helped her inside the building, they said she fell asleep on the bench could not be awakened.

A CCDC nurse checked her out and said Cervantes had to be taken back to the hospital because her blood pressure was too high.

The officers returned her to the hospital where she was treated and returned to the CCDC to await a probable cause hearing.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android