Woman charged for al­legedly hit­ting boyfriend with truck

Maryland Independent - - News - By CERONE WHITE cwhite@somd­news.com Twit­ter, @Cerone_IndyNews

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.

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