Woman gets nearly 5 years for assaulting deputy with her car

first_imgA woman was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for striking a Clark County sheriff’s deputy with a car and then fleeing at high speeds.Maryelena Clark, 27, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree assault and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Judge Suzan Clark followed the sentence jointly recommended by the defense and prosecutor’s office.Early on Feb. 25, Deputy Dylan Harris spotted a dark green, older Ford Taurus parked on the shoulder of the road near the intersection of Northeast 75th Street and Northeast 104th Avenue. Two women were standing outside and appeared to be loading objects into the car with the passenger’s door and trunk open, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Harris, suspicious they might have been loading stolen property or attempting to steal the car, pulled over and parked next to them. After he exited the patrol car, the women hurried into the Taurus, according to the affidavit. The passenger, Angelia M. Mason, yelled “Go, go, go!” The car rapidly accelerated, turned toward Harris and drove over his left foot despite his attempt to jump out of the way, the affidavit said.As the car continued, Harris opened the passenger’s door and attempted to pull Mason out of the car. Mason pushed his hand away as they drove off, and Harris’ hand was struck by the door frame, the affidavit said. The deputy said he lost his wristwatch during the incident.last_img read more