Woman charged with crashing into police station

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee woman has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after police say she intentionally crashed her car into a police station.

Memphis Police Maj. Terry Landrum told The Memphis Commercial Appeal that 36-year-old Stephanie Shea Vester of Memphis drove her orange Mitsubishi Eclipse through the glass doors on the north side of the building and into the station's lobby shortly before 10 p.m. Friday.

Landrum says Vester backed her car out, then drove back inside, "intentionally" trying to hit two officers from the hit and run office, who were in the lobby.

The crash did about $15,000 damage to the doors and wall at the station, police say.

Vester, who also faces a vandalism charge, was being held on $50,000. Jail records did not list an attorney.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 93250294 - local8now.com/a?a=93250294