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Durham Woman Allegedly Tries To Run Over Ex-Husband

Posted April 4, 2006

— A woman faces several changes after police said she tried to run over her ex-husband with her car.

Morrisville police Officer Earl Evans was responding to a domestic incident on Colwick Lane. When he arrived, police said Cynthia Jones, of Durham, had unlawfully entered the home of her former husband, Willie Jones. A woman, who had been visiting Willie Jones, ran out of the residence and drove away.

Evans said he observed Cynthia Jones driving her vehicle across the grass in an apparent attempt to run over her ex-husband. Police said Jones was able to jump out of the way of the vehicle.

During a second attempt when Jones allegedly tried to run over her former husband, Officer Evans told her to stop before firing two shots. Jones later stopped the vehicle and she was taken into custody. Authorities said no one was injured by the shots fired.

Cynthia Jones is charged with attempted assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill; misdemeanor breaking and entering; careless and reckless driving; resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; and misdemeanor damage to property.

She is currently being held in the Wake County Jail.

Evans has temporarily been assigned to administrative duty, which is standard procedure in response to an officer's discharge of his or her weapon.

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