Austintown woman charged with striking man with her vehicle

Regina Jones

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – An Austintown woman was arrested in Youngstown, on charges that she intentionally struck a man with her Dodge Stratus earlier in the week.

Regina Jones, 41, is being held at Mahoning County Jail, awaiting a hearing on a felonious assault charge in relation to the incident.

On Wednesday, a man who identified himself as Jones’ boyfriend told police he and Jones were driving northbound on Oakhill Avenue when she got upset and told him to get out of her vehicle. He said he began walking toward the WRTA bus stop when Jones struck him with her car.

Jones, who police said was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital for a broken leg, said the argument began over Jones’ school refund check, which she accused him of stealing from the mail.

Jones wasn’t arrested until Monday, when officers spotted her drive into the driveway of a home on Emery Avenue.

Police stopped the vehicle at Birch Street and Pasdena Avenue, after it pulled out of the driveway. Police said the driver, who identified herself as Jones’ friend, said Jones asked her to drive around to see if she was being followed.

Jones was arrested at the Emery Avenue home, where police said she was hiding in the basement. Police said Jones asked both female police officers if they were having relations with the alleged assault victim and if that was the reason for her being arrested.

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