Woman charged in vehicular assault case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown woman was indicted on a slew of charges Thursday for allegedly running over her ex-husband’s pregnant girlfriend on the East Side in April.

Takia Wright, 22, was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of felonious assault, two counts of felony endangering children, two counts of misdemeanor endangering children and one count of misdemeanor aggravated vehicular assault.

Police said Wright, who was seven months pregnant at the time, ran over the woman April 27 in the parking lot of Valley View Apartments after leaving the scene of an argument between the two.

Police found the victim lying on the ground. She told officers Wright backed her car into her sport utility vehicle, where the victim’s son was seated in a car seat. The victim then placed herself in front of Wright’s car to stop her, at which point Wright ran her over and fled the scene, according to the police report.

Emergency workers took the victim, who was four months pregnant at the time, from the scene to the hospital, and her family took her son to the hospital. Wright later returned to the scene of the argument, where police then arrested her.

David Wright is Takia Wright’s ex-husband and also the father of the victim’s unborn child, according to testimony in the report.

Wright had her three young children in the car with her when she allegedly ran the victim over, the report states.

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