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Carjacking victim dragged, then ran over by her own car

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a woman Monday for an attempted carjacking during which the victim was dragged by the vehicle for a short distance by her foot, before being run over.

Police responded to the report of a carjacking in the area of W. Spokane Falls Blvd. and N. Stevens St. at around 12:30 p.m.

The suspect, who the driver did not know, opened the driver's door and attempted to force the driver from the vehicle. The driver was pulled out, but her foot got caught and she was dragged by the vehicle for a short distance, and then ran over by it.

Several witnesses saw the incident and called police. One of the witnesses followed the stolen vehicle as it got onto I-90 headed westbound at around 90 mph. Officers searched for the vehicle, and eventually found it near the exit for Garden Springs Rd. The vehicle yielded on the exit for Highway 2.

The suspect, 20-year-old Tamara N. Hayes, was taken into custody without incident. Hayes was arrested for Assault 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree. She was booked into Spokane County Jail.

The victim was treated for her injuries and did get her vehicle back.


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