Woman charged for allegedly hitting boyfriend with truck
A La Plata woman has been charged with assault after reportedly trying to run over her boyfriend after an argument on June 10.
Khristina Mary Ann Smith, 37, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in relation to allegedly striking Christopher Michael Norris, 43, with a truck.
According to court records, Trooper Zentikovich saw Norris walking toward him on U.S. 301 north of Preference Drive in La Plata. When Norris came closer, Zentikovich saw he was bleeding from the face and immediately requested an ambulance to report to the scene.
“My girlfriend [Smith] ran me over with my truck,” Norris told Zentikovich, according to charging documents. Norris said she was driving a “white Ford F-150 with Maryland tags, she hit me and drove off [north on] 301.”
Zentikovich stated in court records he noticed a large laceration on the man’s face, and that he also sustained injuries to his left middle finger and had road burns on both of his knees. Norris was later transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.
Norris told police that he was in his vehicle with Smith and another woman as they were traveling on U.S. 301. According to court documents, Smith was driving and Norris was in the front passenger seat, and the other woman was in the rear center seat. An altercation ensued and Smith pulled to the side of the road. Norris got out of the vehicle and said, “I will walk home.” Smith then allegedly hit Norris with his truck before taking off.
In detailing the incident to police, Norris said Smith wanted to go to a residence off Faulkner Road to purchase drugs. Norris stated that he wasn’t allowed access inside the residence and he just wanted to go home.
Attempts were made to contact Smith at her residence in La Plata by Cpl. Ellington and Tfc. Hooten. Smith told police that she would meet with them at the hospital, but Smith did not appear at the hospital to speak with police, according to court documents. Contact was then re-established with Smith, who subsequently told police that she was at the Faulkner Road residence. When police arrived at the residence they saw the F-150 stained with blood on the front bumper and passenger side of the vehicle in a parking lot near the residence.
According to police, Smith said Norris was upset about not being allowed into Smith’s friend’s residence. In her statement, Smith allegedly said she attempted to pick up Norris so he would not have to walk home. On Smith’s second attempt to give Norris a ride home, she said Norris choked her while she was driving. Smith said that Norris hit the woman in the back seat, who she said was five months pregnant, in the chin and stomach. Smith allegedly said she struck Norris in the face in self-defense and denied hitting him with the truck.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 26 and bond was set at $20,000.