A Silsbee woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly ran over a man who was attempting to repossess her vehicle.
According to Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins, officers were dispatched to Texas Car Titles and Payday Loans in the 300 block of North Main regarding a pedestrian versus vehicle accident at a little after noon. Several officers and EMS arrived at the scene.
During the investigation, Officer Chad Wilson learned that a repo company had attempted to take possession of a vehicle in Silsbee, but allowed the owner of the vehicle to drive to Lumberton in an attempt to pay money owed on the car to prevent repossession.
The woman drove the car to Lumberton and talked to the owners of the business that held the lien, but was unable to satisfy a loan against the car. While she was inside, Sullins said, the driver of the wrecker sent to repossess the car parked behind the vehicle at hooked up to it to take possession.
When the woman exited the store she became irate and jumped into the car and attempted to flee the scene. Another employee of the company, Dennis Barnard, 58, from Beaumont, stood on the sidewalk in front of the car and tried to reason with the woman.
The woman backed the vehicle into the wrecker and then pulled forward, jumping the curb and striking Barnard. He was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. The driver was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Story by: David Lisenby, Hardin County News