BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mariela Judith Ramos, 26, was arrested late last night and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and child abuse after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with a truck and endangering their child.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call about a domestic battery, and the victim told him that the couple had been fighting, then Ramos got into their truck and began pulling out of the parking lot of the apartment complex. The victim said he walked to the curb, holding their child, to get Ramos to stop because his wallet was in the vehicle, but Ramos allegedly drove the vehicle directly at him. He said he was able to place the child behind him, but he was unable to move out of the way and was knocked to the ground after being hit by the truck. His injuries were consistent with his account.
Three witnesses reportedly said they saw the whole interaction and said that it looked like the truck purposely swerved toward the victim with the intention of hitting him.
Post Miranda, Ramos reportedly said there was no argument between her and the victim and “adamantly” denied hitting him with the truck but said the victim might have run into the truck.
Ramos has been released from the jail.
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