Woman accused of firing at man as he drove
Published: November 20, 2012
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ST. CROIX - Tamara Truell, 29, was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Monday on a warrant charging her with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and unauthorized possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Truell is accused of being involved in an incident Aug. 26 in Estate Whim, when a man reported that shots had been fired at his vehicle. The man suffered lacerations, but was not shot.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, the man told police about seeing Truell driving a green Jaguar, with two other women in the car, more than once that day. He reported that they had cursed him or called out an obscene phrase each time, according to the affidavit.
He told police that when he was driving that evening, he saw a vehicle behind him. He reported he sped up, saw it was the same green Jaguar, and five shots were fired before it drove off, according to the affidavit.
Police said his truck had damage to the glass on the driver's side, as well as the rear glass. He was taken to Luis Hospital for treatment of lacerations and released.
Police obtained a search warrant for Truell's car and residence to look for evidence, according to the affidavit, which indicates they found a .41-caliber revolver that had five live rounds in a pink waste basket in a bedroom closet.
According to the affidavit, the gun is operable and - although no casings were recovered at the scene - investigators suspect a revolver was used.