The Texarkana Texas Police Department arrested Daja Smith, 18, of Atlanta Texas, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon late on Wednesday.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at Sunset Apartments at 1601 Allen Lane at 10:24 last night. When officers arrived, they located a nineteen year old woman who said that Smith had purposefully struck her with a car. According to the victim, she went outside her apartment to check on a disturbance between two women in the parking lot. Once there, she saw Smith’s vehicle hit another car in the parking lot as she sped away. She said that Smith made a circle around the parking lot and returned at a high rate of speed. Smith’s vehicle jumped the curb near the victim and struck her as she standing on the sidewalk near the building. The victim was knocked into the windshield, which caused it to shatter, and then over the roof of the vehicle.
While officers were at Sunset Apartments, Smith came to the Bi-State Criminal Justice Center and requested an officer meet with her. She provided a different account of the incident, saying that the victim had jumped into her path as she was attempting to leave the apartment complex after the disturbance. However, officers determined that the evidence did not support her account of the incident.
Smith was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon without incident and booked into the Bi-State Jail. She is being held on a $10,000 bond.
The victim suffered only minor injuries and declined medical treatment at the scene.