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Tabiath Reece, 39, Hager Drive, Richmond has been arrested for first-degree assault after attempting to run over her boyfriend with a van.

On Sept. 25, Richmond police were called to a residence at Keri Ann Court after a hang-up/unknown call came in to 911-dispatch.

Upon their arrival, Reece told officers the victim, her boyfriend, was bleeding from his nose. She told officers she had run over the victim with a van, and officers noticed the victim on the ground, unresponsive, and bleeding from the head, nose and ears.

In an interview at the police department, Reece told officers the victim had too much to drink at her daughter's apartment. She decided to drive him to his home on Keri Ann Court. According to the citation, she told officers the couple began to argue on the way to the residence.

Once they arrived, Reece said the victim refused to exit the vehicle, and when he did, he slammed the door of her minivan.

After he got out, Reece stated she went to back out of the driveway, but she coasted backwards after the victim kicked her passenger-side door four times.

Then, Reece said she became so angry she put the vehicle into drive and sped up towards the victim and then whipped the vehicle in a U-turn around him. She said she believed she had run over him after driving through his yard and his neighbor's lawn to complete the turn and saw him laying on the ground.

Both eye-witness accounts and criminal reconstruction units have verified Reece increased the speed and made the turn which would have struck the victim.

When asked if she was aware that she made a blatant disregard for the safety of the victim's life with her decisions, she replied "That's what it seems like."

The victim was transported to UK Hospital and Medical Center and was unresponsive and intubated at the time of the citation.

According to ER staff, the victim has suffered broken ribs, a broken jaw, and a traumatic brain bleed that has caused his brain to shift.

Reece was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Other arrests include:

• Brandon Smith, 38, Georgetown, first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault, and third-degree terroristic threatening.

• Steven Napier, 37, Flat Gap Road, Berea, theft by unlawful taking of an automobile over $500 but under $10,000. He was arrested for additional warrants including warrants for failure to appear, fourth-degree assault, third-degree escape and tampering with a home-monitoring device.

• Austin Webb, 29, Cawood Court, Richmond, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and second-degree burglary.

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