Hobson City woman charged with striking pregnant woman with car
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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A Hobson City woman was charged with assault today for allegedly using her car to strike a pregnant woman on Wednesday.

Latoya Dixon, 28, reportedly used her 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV to strike an 18-year old Hobson City woman who was six months pregnant, causing injuries to the woman’s legs, according to Chief Deputy Matthew Wade of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Wade said the victim was taken to Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle Wednesday, but had no other information about her injuries or any possible injury to the unborn baby.

Reached by phone today, RMC staff said they had no record of treating the victim. Other local hospitals told The Star they had no record of treating her.

Wade said deputies responded around 4 p.m. Wednesday to a fight at the Hobson City Apartments on Martin Luther King Drive. The victim and Dixon were arguing over a relationship with a man, Wade said. Deputies dispersed the crowd without making any arrests, he said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Dixon struck the victim, who was on foot, with her car on the 100 block of Church Street in Hobson City, according to the police report and Dixon’s arrest warrant.

Deputies noticed Dixon while responding to a disturbance call at the apartments and arrested her there, he said.

Dixon is charged with first-degree assault and was released from the Calhoun County Jail this afternoon on a $15,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18.

Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.

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