STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — An 18-year-old woman is facing charges after allegedly hitting a Stafford County Sheriff's Deputy with her car during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.
According to a release from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled over Kimora Fagbewesa near the area of Garrisonville Road and Eustace Road just after 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 29.
The department claims the deputy parked his marked motorcycle in front of Fagbewesa's Nissan Altima and moved to walk toward the driver's side of the car. That is when Fagbewesa allegedly hit the gas pedal, hitting the deputy and crashing into the motorcycle.
The deputy was knocked down into another lane of traffic as Fagbewesa sped away, hitting the back of a Dodge Ram that was stopped in traffic, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies claim Fagbewesa backed her car up before pulling forward and accelerating over a median into the westbound lanes. Once clearing the intersection, she allegedly returned to the eastbound lanes until reaching the area of the 610 Car Wash, where Fagbewesa and a juvenile passenger abandoned the crashed car and ran into the woods toward Highpointe Boulevard.
The juvenile passenger was later found with the use of a drone and the sheriff's office's K-9 Team. Fagbewesa was able to get out of the woods but was taken into custody a day later in Baltimore, Maryland, with the help of the United States Marshals Service.
Fagbewesa has been charged with attempted capital murder but additional charges are possible, according to the sheriff's office.
The deputy hit in the incident was taken to an area hospital for treatment and has since been released.
Police are increasing law enforcement throughout D.C., Maryland, & Virginia as part of an ongoing effort to make the area safer after recent fatal pedestrian crashes