By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore woman was arrested February 22 by Atmore police after she chased the man to whom she had previously been married through the Walmart parking lot and attempted to run over him with her car.
Sgt. Darrell McMann said officers were dispatched to the city’s largest retailer, located just off North Main Street, around 9 p.m. in reference to a report of “a female attempting to run over someone in the parking lot.”
Witnesses told police the female, later identified as 23-year-old Whitney McGhee, was “chasing the man with her car” and that the man “had to jump in a ditch to get away from her.”
Officers determined that McGhee actually struck the male with the vehicle at least once, causing minor injuries, before he was able to make it to the safety of the ditch.
Police reports indicate that the chase and assault happened after the two, who were formerly married but have been separated for a while, had an argument.
McGhee is charged with one count of second-degree domestic violence-assault, a Class C felony under Alabama law.
According to an employee of the jail’s booking and release division, she was released from the Escambia County Detention Center over the past weekend after she posted her own bond.