Police: Woman struck group of girls with car twice

Police: Woman struck group of girls with car twice

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested an Osceola woman Monday after she hit five girls with her car.

According to the incident report, an officer was dispatched to the 4000-block of Gabrial Court in reference to a pedestrian accident.

The officer found five girls on the ground in front of a house and complaining of injuries.

Fire and EMS were on scene and began treating the victims.

The complainant told police that a blue car driven by Liberty Abby Marie Torrez, 18, drove north on the cove and hit the victims. She then reportedly turned around and hit them a second time.

All five girls were taken to local hospitals to be treated.

One victim had an injury to her neck, back, and a sprained ankle.

A juvenile girl had to get stitches in her upper lip, head and left leg.

Another girl had an injury to her left leg, neck, and back.

Another victim had an injury to her right foot and neck.

The last girl had an injury to her ankle.

One of the victims told police that everything started with an argument over a male. She said they argued over text message and Facebook post.

Torrez then said she would meet at a house at 3 p.m. to fight one of the girls, but she did not show up at that time.

The report states that a victim showed police a Facebook post from Torrez. Her post said that she intentionally struck the girls with her vehicle.

She also said that next time it wouldn't be her car, it would be a "9," according to the report.

Officer Francisco Matos with JPD was then contacted by the Osceola Police Department who said Torrez had contacted them asking why officers were at her house earlier.

She went to the police department and was later picked up by a Jonesboro officer and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

Torrez is charged with felonies for second-degree battery and aggravated assault.

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