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Woman arrested for stealing phone and ramming car

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Le’tevia Shan’tanell English, 32, was arrested early this morning on charges of assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, burglary to an unoccupied vehicle, and theft.

According to the arrest report, the victim came over to English’s house early on the morning of January 17 and fell asleep inside the home. Mid-morning, he received a call from English, who allegedly told him she had his “other” phone and was going to break it. He told police that the phone had been locked in his car, so he believed English had pushed the unlock button on his key fob while he was asleep.

The victim went outside to confirm that the phone was missing and called to report the burglary and theft while sitting in the car. While he was on the call, English allegedly pulled into the driveway at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the victim’s car, causing about $500 in damage. She then allegedly exited her car while yelling at the victim, picked up a wooden board, and started striking the car with the board, causing another $500 in damage. After the victim fled on foot, English allegedly stole more items from the car.

While officers were investigating the incident, the victim saw English drive by. Officers found English sitting in a car nearby and recovered the phone and other stolen items. Post Miranda, English reportedly admitted to being at the scene at the time of the incident and to “bumping” the victim’s vehicle.

English was charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, both third-degree felonies, and petit theft, a second-degree misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance with the condition that she not have contact with the victim.

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