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Chatham woman faces attempted murder charge

Posted March 25, 2011

— A Chatham County woman accused of running over a Pittsboro man earlier in March was arrested on three new charges Tuesday.

Margaret Jones, 23, of 340 Mountain Laurel in Chapel Hill, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and felony serious injury by motor vehicle.

She had initially been charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed to avoid striking a pedestrian.

State troopers said that Jones argued with two passengers in her backseat, then pulled over along Russell Chapel Road early March 10. The men got out of her car, and Jones took off, striking 20-year-old Charles Washington Jr., troopers said.

Washington was seriously injured and taken to UNC Hospitals.

Jones was placed in the Chatham County jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance was set for April 4.


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  • bottleworks Mar 25, 2011

    There is also Chapel Hill addressing in Durham County. The greater chapel hill area spans a large area.

  • oldrwizr Mar 25, 2011

    She won't do any prison time. She'll get probation and time served awaiting trial.

  • FuckYouWRAL Mar 25, 2011

    "I thought Chapel Hill was in orange County." -RockGuitar

    There is a portion of Chatham County bordering Orange that has a Chapel Hill address (and I believe phone prefix as well)..

  • PokeyGirl Mar 25, 2011

    Rockguitar - Part of my job is taking credit card orders over the phone, and we also have to fill in fields for the person's address, including county - there are areas of Chapel Hill that are Chatham County, not Orange. Anyway, I'm sure this classy young lady (insert sarcasm) will find friends in prison. ;P

  • Roland K. Mar 25, 2011

    Chatham County woman with a Chapel Hill address? I thought Chapel Hill was in orange County. In any event, she's a class act!

  • TWM Mar 25, 2011

    Chathams finest.