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Woman faces assault charges after striking ex with vehicle

November 16, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

A Hagerstown woman was charged with first- and second-degree assault Sunday after she struck her ex-boyfriend as she tried to drive away with their two children, the Washington County Sheriff's Department alleged.

The front bumper of a 1997 Kia struck the man, deputies said in a press release. The incident occurred in the 19600 block of Needy's Lane, east of Hagerstown, deputies said.

The man stood in front of the car to try to prevent the woman from driving away with their children, said deputies who responded to the 5:14 p.m. incident.

Deputies said the man told them that after being struck, he began to fall and grabbed a side mirror to keep from being dragged under the vehicle. The woman allegedly drove away with him hanging on the car until he let go, police said.

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Felicia Ann Sheridan, 24, of 418 Summit Ave., also was charged with reckless endangerment, police said.

The children, ages 2 and 4, were in the vehicle as Sheridan drove away, according to Capt. Doug Mullendore. Mullendore said the children, who were OK when the mother was arrested at her home, were in the custody of family members.

The man, who had multiple cuts and bruises, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sheridan was being held on $10,000 bond Monday at the Washington County Detention Center, an official there said.

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