A Spotsylvania woman faces attempted first degree murder and other charges after she drove over her girlfriend’s leg with her vehicle in Stafford County on Dec. 18, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Amanda Vicinanzo.
Stafford deputies responded to reports of a pedestrian struck in the area of Cynthias Place in south Stafford around 9:06 p.m. The victim was in her apartment on a couch with her leg propped up when she spoke with a deputy. Her leg had tire marks running from her ankle to her knee, Vicinanzo said.
The victim said she had been run over by her girlfriend, Tyasia Faith Snell, 19, of Spotsylvania.
The victim told deputies she had been receiving threatening messages from Snell throughout the day. When she arrived home, she saw Snell in a parked vehicle.
The victim began walking toward Snell’s vehicle when she paused to look down at her phone. When she looked up again, Snell was driving toward her. The victim then tripped and Snell drove over her leg, Vicinanzo said. The victim managed to hobble to the curb, but she said that Snell got out of her vehicle and told her “I’m going to kill you.”
In the meantime, Snell’s vehicle continued to move forward and struck a parked vehicle. The victim said Snell then got back into the vehicle and began driving toward her again, prompting the victim to hide in a nearby stairwell. The victim made it to the stairwell just moments before Snell crashed the vehicle into the wall of the stairwell.
The victim returned to her apartment and called the Sheriff’s Office.
Snell was subsequently taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. She is charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted malicious wounding, malicious wounding, domestic assault and battery, destruction of property, and hit and run.