Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lincoln County Woman Charged with Assault after Running over Cousin, Police Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lincoln County Woman Charged with Assault after Running over Cousin, Police Say

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LINCOLN COUNTY * A 30-year-old Lincoln County woman was charged with felony domestic assault after running over her cousin with her BMW and fleeing, the county sheriff's department said.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was in a hospital in critical condition after the incident, which occurred late Thursday in the 200 block of Willow Creek Road, near Winfield.

Police said the driver, Pamila Dawn Rainwater, of the first block of Henderson Lane, denied to investigators that she intentionally ran over him.

Witnesses told police that the victim had walked up the road with his hands stretched out to try to keep Rainwater from driving away from the scene of a family argument, but that she accelerated and struck him.

Police said Rainwater then drove about 50 feet and slammed on the brakes, and the victim slid from under the front of the vehicle. …

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