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Woman jailed after wheelchair destruction

Published: Mon, July 30, 2007 @ 3:27 p.m.

WARREN – A 28-year-old Warren woman is charged in connection with with using her vehicle to knock a man from his wheelchair, then destroying it by running it over repeatedly.

Bond was set Monday at $15,000   by municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak for Rachael R. Sherman, of Ridge Road, on a charge of felonious assault. She was in the Trumbull County Jail Monday.

Police reported receiving a disturbance call about 5:30 a.m. Sunday involving a sports-utility vehicle at York Avenue and Jackson Street Southwest.

While responding, they stopped an SUV along Palmyra Road that matched the description of one reportedly involved in the disturbance. Sherman was sitting in the vehicle crying and visibly upset.

Police found Jesse Owens, 30, of Colonial Street, lying in a front yard at York and Palmyra.

Owens told police he and Sherman had been arguing when he started wheeling himself down the road. She intentionally used her vehicle to knock him out of his chair, he added.

He reported that he was able to crawl to the side of the road while Sherman intentionally drove back and forth over his chair.   Owens was released after treatment at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

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