April 15, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (AP) _ A Missouri driver is accused of hitting a
six-year-old boy with her truck and later threatening to kill him
if he talked about the accident.
27-year-old Misty McCasland, of Seligman, Missouri, faces a
charge of leaving the scene of an accident, terroristic threatening
and intimidating a witness, authorities say.
The boy, Don Busby II, suffered minor injuries when he was hit
April 1, according to an affidavit filed with the Benton County
prosecutor. McCasland went to the boy's school on April 5 and
threatened to kill him if he continued to talk about the accident,
the court document says.
An anonymous caller reported seeing McCasland shaking and
yelling at the boy. McCasland was arrested Monday by Benton County
sheriff's deputies. She was released from jail Wednesday on a
10-thousand dollar bond.