Alachua woman arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly accelerating her car toward victim


HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – Joanna Hogg Rivers, 39, of Alachua, was arrested yesterday and charged with simple battery and aggravated assault after allegedly accelerating her car toward a woman in High Springs.

A High Springs Police Department officer responded to a home in High Springs, where the victim reportedly told him that Rivers had come to her house and shouted obscenities at her. The victim said she went inside the house and Rivers left in her car but came back a short time later and started yelling again. The victim said that Rivers accelerated her car onto the property, leaving tire marks in the yard, and that she had to jump behind a tree because she thought Rivers was trying to run her down. She said Rivers then followed her onto the back porch of her home, pushed her against the wall, grabbed her by the hair, and threw her to the ground. A witness reportedly corroborated the victim’s story.

Rivers has one misdemeanor conviction for petit theft; Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail at $55,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • New song…”Crazy White Girl.”

    Lucky someone didn’t shoot her.

  • This is a very kind, peaceful woman. Whoever she has issues with needs to be investigated as well.

  • Give her the death penalty!!! She needs to be hung or something KEEP THESE THUGS OFF THE STREETS!!!

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