Local News

Wilson Woman Accused Of Ramming Car Into Vehicle Carrying Estranged Husband

Posted March 4, 2003

— A Wilson woman has been arrested on seven charges, including a felony count, after allegedly ramming her car into a vehicle carrying her estranged husband.

According to police, 40-year old Gloria Carr staked out an intersection Sunday morning, sitting in her car as she waited for the other car to come by. When she saw the car in which her husband was riding approach the intersection, she took off, ramming the vehicle with hers three times.

Neither her estranged husband, 34-year-old Michael Carr, nor the driver of the car he was in, 38-year-old Laurantia Lavonne Glenn, was seriously hurt. The two vehicles reportedly sustained about $4,500 in damages.

Gloria Carr's arrest came just two weeks after a Houston woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for running over her husband with her car and killing him.

Carla Harris ran over her husband three times after learning he was having an affair.

In Sunday's incident at the intersection of U.S. 264 and Lamm Road, Wilson police say Gloria Carr parked her 1995 Buick in the parking lot of an abandoned gas station. When Glenn's 2000 Plymouth stopped for a red light at the intersection, Carr pulled out of the parking lot and into Glenn's car at about 30 miles per hour.

Witnesses at the scene said they heard Gloria Carr yell obscenities at Michael Carr and Glenn before driving away.

The Carrs reportedly had been separated for about two weeks.

After Gloria Carr was apprehended shortly before 6 p.m., she was charged with felony hit and run causing personal injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, resisting a public officer, injury to personal property and leaving the scene of an accident.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all