A Dickinson woman was sentenced Thursday to eight years deferred probation for hitting two cars and trying to run over a woman with whom she’d been arguing.

Raymonda Dionna Armstrong, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced as part of a plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.

Texas City police arrested Armstrong after an officer responded to the sound of an engine revving followed by a crashing sound in January 2017, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A man told police Armstrong had hit his car and another car while trying to run over another woman, according to the affidavit.

The man told police Armstrong and the other woman appeared to be arguing, according to the affidavit.

The man told police that Armstrong struck his car once before striking the other woman and that Armstrong then backed her car up and accelerated at the victim a second time, according to the affidavit.

The other woman told police that she and Armstrong didn’t like each other because of a prior incident and that Armstrong had earlier posted on Facebook about wanting to run her over, according to the affidavit.

The two women then ran into each other at a club, but didn’t speak until leaving that night, according to the affidavit.

The woman told police that Armstrong started yelling, “I told you I would run you over,” and that she replied by saying, “Then do it then,” according to the affidavit.

Armstrong hit the woman twice in the right leg with the vehicle and police saw blood on the back of the leg along with black marks from tire treads, according to the affidavit.

Armstrong told police that she had hit the two cars while hitting the other woman, but that the other woman had approached her vehicle and tried to hit her through the window, according to the affidavit.

Armstrong faces between two to 20 years in prison if she violates her probation and must pay $6,000 in restitution, Smith said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


(3) comments

Ron Shelby

I guess I don't understand law. How could that kind of behavior not end up with some direct time in jail?

Bill Cochrane

Ron, it appears that the two lady's had a verbal contract. The runER promised to run over the runE. The runER reminded the runE about the promise and the runE agreed that it was time to do it. I'm no lawyER, but . . . it is what it is. LOL

Randy Chapman

She can't control her emotions. She'll violate her probation and do some time.

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