Macon man hit by car clings to hood for a mile

alopez@macon.comFebruary 5, 2014 


A Macon man clung to the hood of a moving car for almost a mile Monday afternoon after he was struck by his friend’s ex-girlfriend.

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies arrested the woman, Karenthia Bell, 25, and charged her with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, was part of a group of people confronting Bell for keying a Lincoln Town Car belonging to her ex-boyfriend, the report said.

The ex-boyfriend told deputies that Bell aimed her car toward the victim, who was blocking her exit, and hit him.

Emergency dispatchers received several calls from people who saw Bell’s white Honda Accord on Cedar Street with the victim clinging to the hood.

Deputies found him almost a mile away from E Street, where deputies were told that Bell first struck him. He had cuts on his fingers from holding on to the hood of the car, the report states.

Bell left the scene, but deputies found her and questioned her. She denied the charges. She is currently at the Bibb County jail with a $14,830 bond, according to the inmate information system.

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